Global Coronavirus Response

As the coronavirus spreads, communities facing poverty and injustice are again on the frontlines of crisis. For so many communities already facing hunger or poverty, the coronavirus will be devastating. Now is the time to show the strength of our community.

With the generous support of people like you, ActionAid is responding immediately. Building on decades of local partnerships, our global response includes the distribution of hygiene kits, public health education, and advocacy for public services.

Cyclone Idai + Kenneth

Cyclone Idai and Kenneth have caused widespread destruction in Southern Africa. Hundreds of thousands have been displaced by the floods and damage. Crops and livestock have been destroyed. We are responding through our community partnerships in the most affected areas, including Sofala, Zambezia and Buzi in Mozambique; Chimanimani in Zimbabwe; and Nsanje and Phalombe in Malawi. We are also responding to a second large storm, Cyclone Kenneth, in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique.

ActionAid's response is community-driven, women-led, and rights-based, which means your donation today invests in change that lasts.

Earthquake and Tsunami in Indonesia

More than 2,000 people have died in the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday, September 28, 2018. More than 1.6 million people have been affected. Our Indonesian colleagues and their local partners are working quickly to conduct search-and-rescue operations and provide emergency support to people who have been affected.

Rohingya Refugee Response

ActionAid is on the ground delivering food, emergency shelter items such as tarpaulins, clean water, and hygiene kits to support Rohingya families. We'll be getting support to the people who need it most – women and girls. By acting now, you can help us make sure that families have a safe place to stay in the midst of these deadly attacks.

Cyclone Fani

Cyclone Fani made landfall near Puri, India, Friday, May 3, 2019 sparking an evacuation of nearly a million people from coastal regions. ActionAid is working to ensure that people affected by the storm have access to essential supplies and services such as shelter, food, water, sanitation, clothes, and medical assistance.

Over the past two years, ActionAid has trained more than 1,540 women in Odisha state to be humanitarian first responders, and prepared disaster plans for 35 villages of Jagatsinghpur and Ganjam districts of Odisha. These women are now leaders on the frontlines of the community evacuation and relief efforts.