Emergency Response

We respond rapidly and responsibly to storms, mudslides, floods, earthquakes, volcanoes, disease outbreaks, and more.

On the ground before, during, and after

We mobilize our disaster relief volunteers and our network of local and global nonprofits, corporate, church, and logistics partners when disasters strike.

Thousands of communities around the world are affected every day by natural disasters, disease outbreaks, and conflicts. This leaves the most vulnerable people in urgent need of help to survive and recover. Historically, those with a background of working in a country alongside local communities are best suited to support relief efforts quickly and efficiently.

Acting fast before, during, and after an emergency and collaborating creatively with diverse partners has meant we can assist the vulnerable when some of the greatest disasters strike. 

We also build the capacity of our local staff and volunteers to respond quickly and efficiently and work with impacted communities to help them build back better and become more resilient. 

Project Goals
  1. To protect the vulnerable following disasters
  2. To mitigate further or secondary disasters
  3. To provide access to clean water where needed
  4. To help impacted communities build back better
Expected Outcomes
  • Reduced risk of human trafficking
  • Reduced likelihood of a second disaster striking due to contaminated water, like a cholera outbreak
  • Strengthened resiliency in the impacted community

New Partnership with The Salvation Army!

With our new partnership with The Salvation Army in Canada, our volunteers will be ready to efficiently respond to emergency disasters in their local communities and provinces across Canada!

Currently Responding to St. Vincent

World Hope International is working with the St. Vincent Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade to respond with clean water and emergency relief supplies – and you can support this response with a gift today.

Currently Responding to Freetown Fire

WHI is on the ground responding and coordinating with the Sierra Leone Government to help people affected by the fire in Susan’s Bay.

Cyclones

Cyclone Gita: Islands of Tonga
Cyclone Roanu: Sri Lanka

Disease Outbreaks

Dengue Outbreak: Marshall Islands
COVID-19 Pandemic: World Wide
Ebola Outbreak: Sierra Leone

Earthquakes

Earthquake: Ecuador
Earthquake: Haiti
Earthquake: Nepal
Earthquake: Papua New Guinea

Floods

Midland Floods: Michigan
Flood Relief: Louisiana

Hurricanes

Hurricane Dorian: The Bahamas
Hurricane Florence: North and South Carolina
Hurricane Harvey: Houston, Texas
Hurricane Matthew: Haiti
Hurricane Michael: USA
Hurricanes Irma & Maria: Caribbean, Florida, and Puerto Rico

Humanitarian Disasters

USNS Comfort (Spring 2019)
USNS Comfort (Fall 2018)

Mudslides

Mudslides: Freetown, Sierra Leone

Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Tembin: The Philippines

Tsunamis

Tsunami Palu: Indonesia

Typhoons

Typhoon Haiyan: Philippines
Typhoon Mangkhut: The Philippines
Typhoon Yutu

Volcanos

Mount Mayon Volcano: The Philippines
Volcán de Fuego: Guatemala

Wildfires

West Coast Wildfires: USA
2020 Bushfires: Australia
California Wildfires: USA

In 2019, we celebrated our emergency response impact.

Water filters distributed to families in Mozambique

Individuals received solar-powered energy in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian

Committed to Serve: Haitian Doctors & Nurses Deploy to Mainland Following 7.2 Earthquake

Haitian doctors and nurses of La Gonâve Wesleyen Hospital heard about the desperate need for medical assistance following the earthquake – and responded…

Honoring women who work in disaster areas

“I have the honor of taking a front seat to watch women serve in areas that are male-dominated in many cultures. I’m thinking specifically of those serving in disaster and emergency relief ministries…”

New Partnership Increases our Impact Here at Home

We love the power of partnerships! Read on to find out more about our newest alliance with the Salvation Army in emergency disaster response, and how this will allow us to broaden our impact within our own communities in Canada!

Volunteers drop everything and respond to Hurricane Laura

Despite COVID-19, an international team of six WHI volunteers dropped everything to respond to the devastation in Louisiana. Here’s one of their stories…

The Power of Partnerships: Why We Are Better Together

World Hope International has a long history of partnering with other organizations. When it comes to emergency relief work there is a need for organizations to come together in order to make a greater impact.

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