Supporting disaster preparedness, relief, and long-term recovery.

The impact of disasters has intensified in recent decades. While we recognize 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.

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An anniversary unmarked, but not forgotten

In March of last year, an op-ed by our Chairman, Steven M. Hilton, was published in The Seattle Times drawing attention to the plight of Syrian refugees and arguing that it was an urgent imperative for the international community to do more to alleviate their enormous suffering. Since then, the issue has finally entered the consciousness of the Western world– after the human catastrophe and security threats that he forecast became apparent.


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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Strategic Initiative

Safe Water

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

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