Disaster Resilience

Planning ahead and taking steps to lessen the impact of potential disasters can go a long way in minimizing the suffering and damage that often follow—particularly in places where people already face poverty and may lose the few resources or safety nets they have.

Disaster resilience includes preparedness, mitigation and response. Episcopal Relief & Development works with local Anglican and Episcopal Church partners to build resilient communities that are better able to respond when disasters, whether human-made or natural, strike. We also respond with emergency support when disasters occur.

In autumn 2020, the Anglican Alliance launched The Resilience Course, which was co-designed with Episcopal Relief & Development. The Resilience Course brings together Anglican colleagues to share learning on disaster resilience & response, as we journey through COVID-19 and beyond.

Coming in 2021 – Newly revised Pastors and Disasters toolkit

To learn more about Episcopal Relief & Development’s response to disasters in the United States, click here.

Your partnership will help the worldwide Church improve its ability to respond to emergencies and reduce their impact by:

  • Empowering local church partners and communities to prepare for potential threats with measures such as installing early alert systems, identify evacuation routes and develop household preparedness kits
  • Mitigating against climate disasters by promoting tree planting, sustainable agricultural practices and other activities in areas where deforestation and soil erosion can contribute to landslides and flooding and elevating homes in flood-prone areas
  • Enabling our partners to continue to develop and refine the Disaster Resilience program, training and toolbook
  • Supporting the working group in organizing international workshops to share experiences, best practices and resources
Disaster Resilience
Donate to the Disaster Resilience fund

A preparation plan can save thousands of lives during an emergency. Your donation goes directly to providing essential resources and training for those in disaster-prone areas. Our worldwide partners include disaster risk reduction measures in their ongoing development programming. Help communities prepare and protect themselvesdonate today.

Cuba

Description: Episcopal Relief & Development has partnered with the Episcopal Church of Cuba and the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund to sup...

South Sudan

Description: To address ongoing issues in South Sudan, Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with the South Sudanese Development and Relief Agency (S...

Sri Lanka

Description: Case Study: Sri Lanka | Disaster Risk Reduction Episcopal Relief & Development partners with the Anglican dioceses of Colombo and Kurunegala an...

Zimbabwe

Description: Episcopal Relief & Development partners with the Anglican Diocese of Matabeleland on sustainable agriculture projects in areas where cyclical d...

The Philippines

Description: Case Study: The Philippines Transforming from Receivers to Givers Episcopal Relief & Development partners with E-CARE (the Episcopal Community ...

El Salvador

Description: Episcopal Relief & Development partners with the Episcopal Diocese of El Salvador to support vulnerable communities. This integrated recovery a...

Melanesia (Solomon Islands & Vanuatu)

Description: Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with the Anglican Church of the Province of Melanesia (ACOM) to reduce disaster risk, promote clim...

Myanmar [Burma]

Description: Episcopal Relief & Development supports a variety of diocesan agricultural and economic empowerment projects through the Church of the Province...

Burundi

Description: In partnership with the Province of the Anglican Church of Burundi (PEAB), Episcopal Relief & Development supports an integrated, multi-sector ...

Liberia

Description: In 2020, Episcopal Relief & Development and ECLRD continue to implement agricultural and economic rehabilitation in six different counties (Gra...

Malawi

Description: Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with the Anglican Council in Malawi (ACM) to support the health and development of children and th...

Tanzania

Description: Episcopal Relief & Development partners with the Anglican Diocese of Central Tanganyika’s Development Services Company (DCT-DSC) to build clima...

Ghana

Description: Episcopal Relief & Development partners with the Anglican Diocesan Development and Relief Organization (ADDRO), the relief and development arm ...

Mozambique

Description: Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with two dioceses in Mozambique on strategies to address challenges such as public health, early c...