Humanitarian Response

Responding to Disasters

Providing Resources to Those Most Vulnerable

Earthquakes and tornados, famine and floods are just some of natural disasters that afflict humankind. Recovery from such events can be long, harrowing, and costly. Shifting the funds allocated to wars, defense, and armaments to recovery from natural disasters could ensure a return to normal life for survivors. Here are recent examples of AFSC’s response to natural disasters.

Remaining hopeful for Somalia

Regional Director for Africa, Dereje Wordofa talks about the outlook for Somalia and the need to continue to work for peace in a region that has been embroiled in conflict for more than two decades.

Somalia - Humanitarian Response

Response to Humanitarian Needs with Peace Intent

Afmadow district in Lower Shabelle region and especially Doble town housed most of the children and women internally displaced persons (IDPs) stranded on Somalia side or seeking entry into Kenya as refugees.  AFSC responded to the plight of IDPs and host communities through a local partner.  The main objective of the project was to improve living conditions through the provision of essential drug- kits and sanitary pads to IDPs and host communities for three months. 

Who we are

AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more

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AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.

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