Supporting disaster preparedness, relief and long-term recovery.

Disasters are increasing in complexity and duration. While the Hilton Foundation recognizes the need for emergency response funding, we remain committed to ensuring that funds are available for longer-term recovery and building resilient communities. In all of our work in this sector, we emphasize the importance of following internationally accepted standards and best practices.

In June 2018, the Foundation’s board of directors elected to expand the Disaster Relief and Recovery program area. Over the coming months, we will be developing a revised strategy for the next phase of work and plan to announce the new strategy in Fall 2019.

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Understanding the Continuum of Support: Resources for Refugees at Every Stage of Displacement

Understanding the Continuum of Support: Resources for Refugees at Every Stage of Displacement


Lutheran World Relief

To support Lutheran World Relief’s WASH recovery program for Typhoon Haiyan-affected populations in the Philippines.

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External Resources

We recommend visiting the following partners and external resources that are important to our work:

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    Relief Web

    ReliefWeb, a specialized digital service of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, is one of the leading sources for reliable and timely information on global humanitarian crises and disasters since 1996.

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    SPHERE International Standards for Humanitarian Response

    The Sphere Project is a voluntary initiative that brings a wide range of humanitarian agencies together around a common aim - to improve the quality of humanitarian assistance and the accountability of humanitarian actors to their constituents, donors and affected populations.

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    Center for Disaster Philanthropy

    CDP’s mission is to transform disaster giving by providing timely and thoughtful strategies to increase donors’ impact during domestic and international disasters.

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Major Program Area

Safe Water

Accelerating the coverage of reliable access to safe and affordable water services

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