Disaster Relief & Rehabilitation

Not only do our partners often live through natural disasters, violence, and political upheaval, they are ready to respond to these circumstances on behalf of others. When a disaster strikes, our partners develop a plan to provide relief, and we supply financial resources through our emergency funds or grants from other organizations. Whether an earthquake in Nepal, flooding in Bangladesh, a cyclone in India, or a global pandemic, our partners are dedicated to alleviating the suffering of those impacted. 

Our relief efforts typically provide emergency assistance to the hardest-hit areas and most overlooked groups, with the goal of helping families and communities get back on their feet and resume healthy lives. Our partners also train communities to prepare effectively for future emergencies. From 2021-2023 alone, over 14,000 households – about 72,000 men, women, and children – received lifesaving relief supplies in the wake of natural disasters and the Covid-19 crisis. 

Through disaster relief, rehabilitation, and preparedness projects, we have seen age-old ethnic prejudices subside and sometimes disappear. Relief efforts have also fostered goodwill in many communities, opening doors for the Gospel. As appropriate depending on the context, our partners may share with aid recipients that their faith in Christ motivates them to carry out relief work – but they only discriminate in who receives aid based on need, not based on religious affiliation, caste, or other characteristics.

As with all of our programs, we strive to continually improve the quality and impact of our disaster relief and recovery efforts. We collaborate with our local partners to strengthen their capacity and facilitate adherence to humanitarian best practices (Sphere Standards, the ICRC’s code of conduct, etc.). Accordingly, we have routinely been trusted with disaster relief grants from respected Christian relief organizations including World Relief, Samaritan’s Purse, and The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).

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Disaster Relief & Rehabilitation

GATE Flood Podcast

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