Emergency Response is one of The Salvation Army International Development UK's six areas of work.
In the immediate aftermath of disasters and emergency situations, The Salvation Army is swift to respond with practical and pastoral care.
The Salvation Army in the United Kingdom and Ireland territory has supported emergency response projects in Haiti, Brazil, southern Africa and Ghana.
Across the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has put increased pressure on families who were already struggling to make ends meet. In Brazil, jobs continue to be scarce and more families in vulnerable situations have reached out to The Salvation Army for support. During September 2020, The Salvation Army in Brazil provided more than 1,100 food baskets to vulnerable families (around 4,400 people) whose regular source of income had been affected by COVID-19. In some areas, where appropriate, people were also given information about anti human trafficking and support for those experiencing domestic violence.
Whilst The Salvation Army in the UK provides financial support to short-term ‘rapid response’ projects, The Salvation Army is a constant in the country where the project takes place. It is not only there for the emergency, it is part of the community long-term. In the communities in which it is present, The Salvation Army is an ongoing source of practical, spiritual and relational support.
Areas of Work
We work alongside communities in the areas of Anti-Trafficking, Clean Water, Emergency Response, Food Security, Gender Justice and Income Generation to support them to overcome poverty and injustice. We are also responsible for overseeing the transfer of funds for the UK’s Mission Support Allocation (money donated through the annual Self-Denial Appeal).
Working through prevention, protection and partnership to tackle human trafficking and support survivors.
Working alongside communities to improve access to clean water and improved sanitation.
Working with farmers to improve harvests and overcome food insecurity.
Working with women to pursue gender justice and address inequality.
Walking alongside communities as they work together to lift themselves out of poverty.
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