International Emergency Response


Our international work is divided into six themes: Anti-Trafficking, Clean Water, Emergency Response, Food Security, Gender Justice and Income Generation.

We work alongside communities to support projects in each of these areas. 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).

We have supported a number of Emergency Response projects such as providing solar panels and lamps to Rohingya refugees living in camps in Bangladesh and working alongside The Salvation Army’s International Emergency Services team on the response to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Our six themes are centred on a common purpose of creating healthy and resilient communities which can prepare for, adapt and respond to shocks and trends by which they are affected.

Emergency Response

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Brazil COVID Response
Help arrived on time! I don't have enough words of thanks for this help.
Anonymous, Rapid Response Project, Brazil

COVID-19 Response

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.

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If you would like to find out more about our work, order resources or get involved in advocacy or fundraising, simply contact us and we will be happy to help. 

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