Program Focus

IDRF Emergency Response, Recovery, and Prevention programs assist communities affected by environmental or conflict-driven disasters. IDRF helps communities recover from these disasters, assists in rebuilding their lives, and serves to increase their resiliency to future disasters through immediate response and long-term recovery projects.

How do we do it?

Who do we help?

IDRF helps people in need, without discrimination. Much of work takes place in fragile and unstable contexts. IDRF adopts the humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and independence as the core foundations of our action.

IDRF relies on local expertise and constant communication with other actors to make sure that we are serving the communities that need us most, and not just the easiest to reach. As a result, IDRF has many decades of experience working with refugee and internally-displaced population, poor local communities, disabled persons, and marginalized groups.

During a crisis, IDRF recognizes that women and children are especially vulnerable to threats of violence, including sexual and gender-based violence, exploitation, and poverty. IDRF gives particular consideration to the unique security and personal needs of women, girls, boys, and men in all of our programs.

Our Impact

Implemented 20+ emergency projects in over 8 countries since 2010.

Served 85,000+ people in the last 3 years alone.

Leading an innovative regional response to climate change in fragile contexts.

Works with whole communities, rather than isolated groups, to minimize conflict and promote cooperation.

Why support IDRF’s Emergency Response work?

In emergencies, people are in desperate need of help. Often, there is a major lack of resources; while local services recover, assistance from INGOs like IDRF is crucial.

Emergency situations often result in people not having access to basic necessities, which can create severe poverty and renewed conflict in an instant.

Survivors often have experienced significant loss: of their homes, family & friends, health, livelihoods, and in the case of children, their education. These situations affect every aspect of a person’s life and affect their fundamental sense of safety and security.

IDRF’s emergency response work is always highly coordinated with local and international efforts to reduce duplication of service and reach isolated communities.

Donate to IDRF’s Emergency Response

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