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Emergency Relief

Humanitarian crises following natural disasters, epidemiological outbreaks or large-scale conflict trigger two phases of emergency:

i) Immediate response: evacuation, registration with the authorities, search & rescue, burying the deceased, managing & re-establishing logistical routes, co-ordination & communication, damage reconnaissance, triage of the wounded and needs assessment.
Highest priority aid provision include food, water, shelter, counseling, medical assistance and sanitation. Assistance is short-term and aimed at sustaining life.

ii) Continuing recovery: re-establishment of sustainable livelihoods, restoration of infrastructure, ongoing psychological support, repair of housing/buildings, clearing of rubble/debris, rehabilitation of injury, and monitoring and evaluation.
This phase is about restoring livelihoods and helping communities back on their feet.

The impacts of humanitarian crises are immeasurable. In some cases, weeks turn into years as makeshift shelters expand into permanent camps for internally displaced people and refugees. Access to community services such as schooling and healthcare then become necessary, whilst the need for an income proliferates in informal employment and barter economies. Targeted risk mitigation reduces vulnerability whilst rapid response reduces impact. The combination of the two is key to community resilience when disasters strike.

Aviation services
  • Category: Community development, Emergency Relief
  • Grant: $75,001 - $150,000
  • Target Group: Any
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Any
  • Country: Uganda

Aviation services

In Uganda, Remnant conflict and human rights abuses from the Lord’s Resistance Army continue to taunt at the diminished capacity of basic services and a crippled healthcare system.  Torture is widespread amongst security organisations, and child trafficking for sex and forced labour is painfully prevalent.

Aviation services
  • Category: Community development, Emergency Relief
  • Grant: $75,001 - $150,000
  • Target Group: Any
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Any
  • Country: Mongolia

Aviation services

Due to population paucity and harsh weather conditions during winter, surface transportation is not well developed in Mongolia.  Rural regions in need of assistance are difficult to access whilst government agencies and humanitarian organisations are hindered in their delivery of long-term development projects.  

Aviation services
  • Category: Community development, Emergency Relief
  • Grant: $75,001 - $150,000
  • Target Group: Any
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Any
  • Country: Chad

Aviation services

Chad's wavering history of civil conflict between the North and South have stunted growth and investment in infrastructure. Consequently, roads are often impassable and transport networks are meagre. Many hospitals have been damaged or destroyed and sporadic episodes of famine have caused repeated nutrition crises.

Aviation Services
  • Category: Community development, Emergency Relief
  • Grant: $75,001 - $150,000
  • Target Group: Any
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Any
  • Country: Kenya

Aviation Services

Arid and semi-arid pockets of Kenya are largely cut off from public services due to poor roads, dysfunctional railways and under utilised water transport.  Isolation leaves farmers watching their food rot as they cannot access markets.

Cyclone Pam Emergency
  • Category: Emergency Relief
  • Grant: $25,001 to 75,000
  • Target Group: Any
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Any
  • Country: Vanuatu

Cyclone Pam Emergency

In March this year, Vanuatu tragically experienced its most extreme storm in recorded history.  Category 5 Cyclone Pam swept through the nation’s South, bringing devastation to more than 60 inhabited islands including Tanna, Santo and Port Vila.

Cyclone Winston, Fiji
  • Category: Emergency Relief
  • Grant: $10,001 to $25,000
  • Target Group: Any
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Any
  • Country: Fiji

Cyclone Winston, Fiji

Cyclone Winston was the strongest recorded cyclone to have ever hit the Fijian archipelago.  It caused wide scale loss of homes, infrastructure and crops as 12m high waves battered the coastline and winds gusting at 325km/hour swept the land bare.

Disaster Response - Flood, Typhoon, Cyclone, Quake, Famine
  • Category: Child protection, Emergency Relief
  • Target Group: Displaced people, Homeless people
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Any

Disaster Response - Flood, Typhoon, Cyclone, Quake, Famine

Natural disasters are inevitable.  Strategies of emergency risk reduction can go a long way in building community level resilience against the forces of nature, yet the impact of natural disaster rips right through communities which lack funding and local expertise.

Emergency Food Crisis
  • Category: Emergency Relief
  • Grant: >$500,000
  • Target Group: Displaced people
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: Children
  • Country: Syrian Arab Republic

Emergency Food Crisis

Since Syria was hit with the ‘Arab Spring’ riots, protests and civil unrest, security has been severely depressed. Despite rigorous political efforts and international pressure to end the crisis in Syria, violence across all 14 governorates of the country continues unabated.

Nepal Earthquake Emergency
  • Category: Emergency Relief
  • Grant: $75,001 - $150,000
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Any
  • Country: Nepal

Nepal Earthquake Emergency

In response to the 7.8 magnitude earthquake which shook Nepal to the ground, this project will implement two separate phases of assistance:

Nepal Earthquake Emergency
  • Category: Emergency Relief
  • Grant: < $10,000
  • Target Group: Displaced people
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Any
  • Country: Nepal

Nepal Earthquake Emergency

Following the April 2015 earthquakes and aftershocks of Nepal, on-the-ground aid workers and their local connections are busy at work to restore and rebuild what was lost in the Southwest of Kathmandu.

Remote-access Aviation Services
  • Category: Community development, Emergency Relief, Health
  • Grant: $10,001 to $25,000
  • Target Group: Any
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Any
  • Country: Papua New Guinea

Remote-access Aviation Services

Service delivery in Papua New Guinea is expensive and logistically difficult because of a combination of topography, governance and economic capacity.  The health sector is of particular concern as HIV prevalence is highest in the region, immunisation rates have stagnated, infant and maternal care services are limited and preventable diseases such as measles, pneumonia and diarrhoea cause extensive morbidity and mortality.

Remote-access Aviation Services
  • Category: Community development, Emergency Relief, Health
  • Grant: $10,001 to $25,000
  • Target Group: Any
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Any
  • Country: Bangladesh

Remote-access Aviation Services

During the dry season many thousands of Bangladesh’s ‘extreme poor’ live on chars (sand islands) that are washed away each year when the monsoonal rains come.  The low-lying terrain means that up to one quarter of the country suffers severe flooding from swollen rivers and sea level rise. Whilst jeopardising the safety of residents (especially women and children), rising floodwaters cause great loss of homes and harvests.

Remote-Access Aviation Services
  • Category: Community development, Emergency Relief, Health
  • Grant: $10,001 to $25,000
  • Target Group: Any
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Any
  • Country: Timor-Leste

Remote-Access Aviation Services

Having suffered recent civil unrest, Timor-Leste remains fragile and in need of long term developmental support.  Public services are weak and economic capacity is low, particularly in isolated regions including the Oecussi enclave, Suai, Los Palos, Viqueque and Atauro Island.  Communicable diseases like malaria, diarrhoea and respiratory infections are highly prevalent and health risks are exacerbated by contaminated water and inadequate sanitation.

Remote-access Aviation Services
  • Category: Community development, Emergency Relief, Health
  • Grant: $75,001 - $150,000
  • Target Group: Any
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Any
  • Country: South Africa

Remote-access Aviation Services

Out of a context of tension, torture, trauma and treason the fragile state of South Sudan was conceived in 2011. Ongoing warfare has severely stunted development as its economy is one of the world’s weakest, maternal mortality is one of the world’s highest and infrastructure is inadequate at best.

Rescue and Emergency Relief
  • Category: Agriculture & food security, Education, Emergency Relief, Health, Social Enterprise, Water Security
  • Grant: $25,001 to 75,000
  • Target Group: Displaced people, Ethnic minorities
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Any
  • Country: Myanmar

Rescue and Emergency Relief

Ethnic tension is rampant in Burma.  Skewed spending on defence has stagnated economic growth and development indicators are ubiquitously dubious.  The government refuses basic services to some minorities and the military targets them in ruthless bouts of conflict.  An epidemic of statelessness has emerged whereby many Burmese are internally displaced or have taken refuge in neighbouring countries.

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