At any given time, we are responding to over 30 emergency situations. We provide life-saving essentials in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster and to people affected by conflict, as well as long-term development support. You can help.
Preparations for disaster and a quick initial response by local government officials and non-governmental organizations saved many lives after Cyclone Sidr struck the southern coastal areas of Ban
Vanuatu is a lush archipelago of more than 80 scattered volcanic islands. Its 246,000 people, the Ni-Vanuatu, have been spared the civil and political unrest that has affected neighboring Melanesian nations but its economy is failing to meet the needs of an increasing and young population.
Respect for human rights will help lift people out of poverty and injustice, allow them to assert their dignity and ensure sustainable development.
Timor-Leste (East Timor) is the newest country in Asia. A small nation with a young population, this country’s future could be bright – if the challenges of inequality, rural poverty and vulnerability to climate change can be overcome.