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Natural disasters, political conflict and chronic poverty threaten the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable families in developing countries in times of crisis. ERDO reaches out by providing timely relief through economic aid, disaster restoration and training that builds the capacity of communities to guard against future crises. As families struggle to rebuild their lives, we also offer spiritual and emotional support.

How we work:

When a natural disaster strikes, ERDO does a rapid assessment of our in-country contacts, and how we can complement and enhance work already taking place. With trained humanitarian workers as well as church and parachurch partners on the ground in many of the world’s developing countries, we hear firsthand of the devastation that has occurred and of the specific needs people have in the aftermath - namely food, clean water, emergency shelter and medical supplies.

By working with the most appropriate in-country staff and partners, we have the capacity to carry out long-term development work so those affected by natural disasters, crises or conflicts will have support as they embark on the challenging task of rebuilding their lives.

ERDO’s “Phase One” crisis response typically includes:  

  • locally accessed and appropriate food relief
  • child safety
  • water
  • sanitation
  • shelter
  • household needs
  • livelihood protection

"Phase Two" crisis response involves assisting people to return to their homes or homeland.  Activities in this phase are typically rebuilding damaged infrastructure, and providing the start-up implements and seeds for people to get back to their pre-disaster phase of life.

How you can help:

For people already caught in the cycle of poverty, recovering from a crisis is an incredibly difficult task. You can be a friend and help in a practical way, turning a terrifying situation into an opportunity to discover the care and love of Christ. Donate by clicking on the button, and your donation will be used for ERDO's crisis response work.

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