More than 2000 people have been displaced due to the earthquake in Maluku, Indonesia. HCI is on the ground assisting with Emergency Relief Kits. Donate one today for $200.



Thanks to your support, Human Concern International responds to disasters around the globe in a timely fashion. We understand the urgent need to help in early recovery when people are at their most vulnerable. When a disaster strikes, vulnerable families, who already lack resources, are faced with the daunting task of having lost everything that they possessed.

Our Response Unit Network (RUN) closely monitors global crises and disaster trends to prepare and rapidly respond to provide:

Food assistance to those devastated by a disaster

Access to clean water, sanitation kits to those displaced

Health and medical care to those injured

Shelter and refuge to ensure safety

Building resilience - disaster risk reduction strategies to ensure communities are prepared for when disasters strike.

Bahamas Hurricane/Flood Relief

Project Date: September 2019 – December 2019

Country: Bahamas

Amount: $20,000.00 CAD

Bahamas:  On August 24th, 2019, one of the most intense tropical cyclones hit the Bahamas leaving thousands of people without shelter, water, and basic life necessities.  It was recorded as the worst natural disaster in the country’s history. HCI aimed to meet the immediate relief needs of those crying out for help, by providing emergency supplies in the form of hampers. We aimed to distribute 500 hampers with canned food items, baby food and items, hygiene products and canned protein such as beans and tuna. Read more about our efforts here.

Status: Completed

Emergency Relief for Maluku Earthquake Victims

Project Date: December 2019 – January 2020

Country: Indonesia

Amount: $50,000 CAD

The earthquake that occurred in Maluku on September 26, 2019, caused many residents to flee and live with limited food supplies. Currently, residents are still traumatized and afraid to return to their homes because aftershocks still occur frequently. This project aims to provide 840 warm cooked meals, food and diapers for toddlers, and food baskets to 263 families, with hopes to reduce the hunger rates and ease the financial burden on the families.  

Status: In Progress

Disaster Relief for Flood Victims in Beledweyne

Project Date: November 2019 – December 2019

Country: Somalia

Amount: $50,000 CAD

Due to the flooding of the Shebelle River in Hiran Region, the vast majority of the Beledweyne district residents are displaced from their makeshift homes and are sheltering under trees in higher land. HCI provided 570 families (average Somali family is 6 persons) with food baskets that consist of rice, flour, sugar, cooking oil and powdered milk. The project had a goal of reducing the hunger rate of displaced families and supporting them during such a difficult period in their lives. Read more about our efforts here.

Status: In Progress

Emergency Relief for Palestinians in Gaza

Project Date: December 2019

Country: Palestine

Amount: $20,000 CAD

On November 12, 2019, rockets were fired into the Gaza Strip, leaving hundreds of houses partially damaged, 30 houses destroyed, 15 schools damaged and at least 800 families displaced. HCI launched an emergency relief campaign addressing the emergency need for food aid amid the last clash. The project targeted 250 recently displaced families and provided them with food packages to meet their basic needs. Read more about our efforts here

Status: In Progress

Emergency Relief in Lebanon

Project Date: November 2019 – December 2019

Country: Lebanon

Amount: $70,000.00 CAD

On October 17, mass protests swept across Lebanon shortly after the government announced new tax measures. The mass protests led to schools and banks being closed, with protests blocking the main roads and ultimately leading to an economic crisis. HCI provided 342 (average family in Lebanon is 6 persons) with food packages that consisted of essential items that would sustain each family for one month.

Status: In Progress