Disaster management

Instant response and accurate assessment have been the hallmark of  Amity’s Disaster relief efforts.  Since 1989, the Amity Foundation has responded to between one to three major natural disasters annually. Projects for disaster management, carried out by the Amity Foundation, comply with humanitarian principles. The Amity Foundation is member of ACT Alliance.

Amity provides emergency aid and reconstruction and development services to disaster-hit areas, aiming at protecting lives, helping people in these areas to restore production and living order, improving people’s ability to respond to disasters, to recover after disasters, and reducing the loss in disasters. In terms of project operation, the disaster management team has been practicing the project principle of “people centered” and “sustainable development” through extensive involvement and participation of local residents.

Some of our major disaster managment projects are:

Horn of Africa Drought 2017:

After two consecutive years of drought in Eastern and Southern Ethiopia, famine was looming again in 2017. The Amity Foundation has been responding to the disaster with the local partner Lutheran World Service (LWS) Ethiopia. For the last months, the organizations are providing life saving measures for tackling water shortage and hygiene problems in seriously affected regions in Fafan Zone of Somali Regional State. (link)

China Floods 2016:

Over the past few months, Amity continued to provide relief supplies to flood victims in need of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Hunan Province, Anhui Province, and Yunnan Province. Follow Amity's latest updates of distributing relief supplies to the people in need. (link)


Nepal Earthquake 2015:

 After the devastating earthquake hit Nepal on April 25, the situation on the ground exacerbates. The number of victims has increased to nearly 4,000 and is expected to rise further. The Amity Foundation and our international partners appeal to support the victims of the shocking disaster.Read Amity's latest updates. (link)

 Ludian Earthquake 2014:

On Sunday 3 August 2014 an earthquake of 6.5 magnitude on the Richter scale struck southwest China, Yunnan. Amity is appealing to support the victims of the disaster and to help us carry out our humanitarian relief efforts for the sufferers who have lost their loved ones and all their possession. (link)

Guangxi Flood 2014:

Starting in May, torrential down pour of rain has been devastating many areas in the six provinces Fujian, Jiangxi, Guangdong, Sichuan, Hunan and Guangxi. More than 5.5 million people have been affected to varying degrees, have leaving all their possessions when their homes were destroyed and crops totally wiped out. (link)

Typhoon Hayian 2013:

Super Typhoon Haiyan hit and devastated the Philippine provinces of Leyte, Samar, northern Iloilo and surrounding areas on November 8, 2013. Amity Foundation is working with the local organization KAISA on a baseline assessment of the disaster and plans to help with the emergency relief in northern Iloilo. Keep you up to date about Amity's latest relief and rehabilitation efforts. (link)

Dingxi Earthquake 2013:
 On 22 July 2013, a series of earthquakes shook Dingxi, Gansu Province, northwest China. The epicenter was located at the border of Min County and Zhang County. The magnitude of the initial earthquake was at Ms 6.6 with a focal depth of 20.0 km. The earthquakes have caused at least 94 deaths, 1 missing, and 1001 people injured. Nearly 2,000 homes were destroyed and about 22,500 severely damaged. Stay up to date about Amity’s disaster response team working on site. (link)

Yaan Earthquake 2013:
 An earthquake of 7.0 magnitude struck China in Lushan County of Ya’an, Sichuan Province at 8:02 Beijing Time on April 20, causing serious casualties and property losses, and millions of people in distress. Amity Foundation has started to bring humanitarian relief to people who lost all their worldly possessions by the disaster. Read more to get the latest news. (link)