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Help us respond to emergencies

Help us respond to emergencies

Make a monthly gift to our Emergency Response Team and reach people as quickly as possible when disaster strikes

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You won't necessarily hear about it on the news, but when a disaster strikes, we work with local experts to get food, water and shelter to survivors as quickly as possible.

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From floods, earthquakes and other disasters, a monthly gift to the Emergency Response Team will help with this crucial response.

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How your monthly gift will help

Those who live through disasters are ordinary people - mothers, fathers, doctors, teachers - who were just going about their lives when disaster struck. Your help can get them back on track.

In those first few hours and days your monthly gifts will bring food, water, medicine and shelter to hardworking people who have lost everything through no fault of their own.

Working with local experts, and with your support, we support communities long-term with the resources they tell us they need to rebuild their lives.

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The Emergency Response Team has existed for years, but the need has grown. The climate crisis makes severe weather such as cyclones, flooding and droughts more common. But there is always hope.

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Thanks to supporters like you, we are working with local experts to respond to emergencies across the world.

Monthly giving - your questions answered

Regular monthly donations and single gifts are both vital in our work to end poverty. All donations we receive mean we can reach work with local experts and communities to respond to the emergency. They also mean we have essential funds ready for emergencies when they happen.

Monthly giving is a significant and important part of our funding, with over £6 million donated regularly each year. It makes up nearly a quarter of the donations we receive from the Catholic community, which means it is one of our largest sources of funding.

Large-scale emergencies can happen at any time. Disasters such as storms, earthquakes, tsunamis and cyclones can devastate huge areas within hours. Monthly gifts allow us to always have money available to help as soon as a disaster strikes. As well as responding quickly, knowing how much money we will receive allows us to plan just how much we can support at the time of crisis. Without this money we simply wouldn’t be able to help to the extent we do.

As well as larger emergencies, we are responding throughout the year to emergency situations which never make the headlines. Be it smaller scale flooding, drought or political unrest endangering the lives of civilians. With your monthly gifts we can ensure we have enough money to reach those whose voices aren’t always heard.

Emergency situations see people facing the most extreme challenges. They can lose their homes, their loved ones, their livelihoods, their source of food, clean water, access to health care. By setting up a Direct Debit to become part of our ‘Emergency Response Team’ to support our work monthly you are reaching those in urgent need.

We understand that people’s situations can change. If you need to change your bank details, change the amount you are giving, or pause or cancel your Direct Debit, please call our Supporter Care team on 0303 303 3030. They’re available Monday to Friday, from 9.30am to 5.30pm. Or email us on (never send your card details via email).