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Boy carries a container of emergency supplies with the Christian Aid logo on, in Iraq.

Past emergencies

We have been providing emergency support since 1945

Working locally throughout the year, we are there when a disaster strikes and remain in the country to better prepare communities in the event of a future crisis.

Find out about previous emergencies we have responded to below. Get key facts about each appeal, see how much money we raised and the difference we made to people’s lives with your donations.

Help us be there when a disaster strikes

For every £1 we spend helping communities prepare for disasters, we can save up to £5 in reactive emergency response costs. Please donate so that we can continue this vital work.

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Amazon rainforest

Give, act and pray now for the people of the Amazon rainforest.

Bangladesh Cyclone Roanu

Cyclone Roanu has forced 500,000 people from their homes. Badly-hit communities urgently need shelter, water, food and hygiene supplies.

Cyclone Bulbul Appeal

Cyclone Bulbul has hit parts of India and Bangladesh. People urgently need your help. Donate now.

Cyclone Fani Appeal

Help those affected by Cyclone Fani in India and Bangladesh.

East Africa Appeal

People are dying daily from hunger and malnutrition across East Africa. This is the worst humanitarian crisis since 1945.

Ebola crisis

In March 2014, the largest ever outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease spread across West Africa. The worst-affected countries were Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.

Ecuador Earthquake Appeal

On 21 April, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador. Families are in urgent need of water and healthcare. Help our ACT Alliance partners to respond.

Ethiopia Drought Appeal

More than 10 million people in Ethiopia urgently need access to food supplies and water as the country faces its worst drought in three decades.

Gaza crisis

Between July and August 2014, Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory experienced escalated levels of violence. Aerial, naval and land bombardments hit the Gaza Strip and rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel.

Haiti earthquake

On 12 January 2010 an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale struck near the capital of Haiti, Port au Prince.

Hurricane Matthew Appeal

Hurricane Matthew swept through Haiti, leaving a trail of devastation in its wake. Thousands have lost their homes, crops have been flattened, and livestock have been swept away.

Indian Ocean tsunami

On 26 December 2004, almost 250,000 people were killed when an earthquake in the Indian Ocean triggered a tsunami wave that wiped out whole communities across south Asia.

Indonesia Tsunami Appeal

Please support our emergency appeal to help those in need after a tsunami struck coastal towns and resorts, killing 430 people.

Iraq Crisis Appeal

Continual waves of armed conflict within Iraq have affected more than 10 million civilians. A large portion of these people are children. They urgently need our assistance.

Kerala Floods Appeal

Please help the people of flood-affected Kerala, who desperately need water and shelter.

Malawi food crisis

Today, 6.5 million people in Malawi are going hungry. Harvests have failed and prices have soared. Help us reach people struggling to feed their families.

Nepal Earthquake Appeal

Last year, two fatal earthquakes ripped through Nepal, claiming nearly 9,000 lives and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless. Help to protect communities from future disasters.

Nigeria Crisis Appeal

On-going terrorist attacks have displaced almost two million people in Nigeria. Help us provide food, water and shelter to families fleeing conflict.