Emergency Response

ACFID Members play a key role in responding to international emergencies – whether natural disasters or conflict around the world. Working alongside governments, UN agencies, and other humanitarian actors, ACFID Members provide vital life-saving assistance in the immediate aftermath of an emergency and then help communities and countries to rebuild in the medium to long term. 

How to help: overseas emergencies and public donations

When an emergency happens overseas, many Australians are moved to assist in any way they can. ACFID greatly appreciates the generosity of the Australian public to provide financial and non-financial support during these times. This brief describes how the Australian public can contribute during overseas emergencies and why cash donations are most often preferable to goods in kind.

Emergency appeals

ACFID compiles a list of members responding to humanitarian emergencies. The emergency appeal lists are a useful tool for the media and potential donors looking to see which ACFID Members are responding to a particular crisis.

  • 2017 Food Crisis in Africa and Yemen

    2017 Food Crisis in Africa and Yemen

    On 20 February 2017 famine was declared in areas of South Sudan while several other countries in the region are on the brink of famine. This means that there...

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  • Mosul Humanitarian Crisis

    Mosul Humanitarian Crisis

      Mosul is a city in Northern Iraq which has been governed by Islamic State (IS) since 10 June 2014. Recent attempts to drive IS out of Mosul...

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  • Tropical Cyclone Winston

    Tropical Cyclone Winston

    ACFID Members are assessing the impact of the Cyclone and working with local partners to provide...

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  • El Nino

    El Nino

    In 2015 El Nino, the climate phenomenon that sees the warming of surface ocean waters in the eastern tropical Pacific, is having profound effects on...

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  • Syria Humanitarian Crisis

    Syria Humanitarian Crisis

    This page describes the humanitarian and emergency crisis in Syria and provides a list of ACFID Members currently running emergency appeals.

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