Project information

British Red Cross Disaster Fund

Will you help us to be there for the next disaster, whether overseas or in the UK? Nobody can predict the exact location of the next flood, cyclone, earthquake or violent conflict but when disaster strikes, the British Red Cross is determined to be ready to act within hours, not days.

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Charity information: British Red Cross

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  • Need

    Need

    British Red Cross is part of the world’s largest emergency response organisation, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement The Movement responds to international disasters and conflicts every year, as well as emergencies in the UK.
    In a crisis rapid provision of humanitarian assistance is essential. Blankets, tents, medicines, food, water and sanitation are all needed immediately; not within days but hours of a tragedy happening.
    Your support can make this difference

    Solution

    Our disaster preparedness fund will ensure we have instantly accessible funding available to kick-start a crisis response as soon as the disaster happens. We will not have to wait to fundraise for an appeal, we can act without delay and get support to where it is most needed anywhere in the world. We bring rapid relief and hope to those affected, through provision of food, shelter, healthcare, psycho-social and other forms of vital support

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide emergency support whenever, wherever a disaster or crisis happens, overseas or in the UK


    Activities

    » For our emergency response teams to assess and act within 24 hours to release rapid funding to kick-start an emergency response to a disaster
    » To continuously fundraise for this appeal, to ensure we are always able to help fund the next emergency within 24 hours

    What success will look like

    Our project can be measured by the number of lives saved, the number of emergencies supported, the provision of vital equipment issued and the support given to those in crisis


  • Impact

    Impact

    We will continue to learn how best to respond to a variety of disasters

    With impartiality and neutrality at its core, the Movement is well placed to gain access to hard-to-reach conflict areas to provide urgent relief to people in need.

    Pre-positioned resources will become increasingly important as the risk of unpredictable natural disasters rises. The Disaster Fund is an important part of our strategy to alleviate the consequences of climate change

    Risk

    There could be a risk that our funds will deplete, but we will continue to raise funds long term to protect this fund and continually top it up

    Reporting

    We will thank all our donors and send an end of year progress update to them to show how we have used the funds they helped us to raise

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £100,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £100,000 Fund income Holding income in disaster fund ready for when next emergency arises overseas or in UK
  • Background

    Location

    Our project can happen here in the UK or overseas. No-one knows when or where the next disaster will take place, but we will be ready to allocate funding within 24 hours to assist.

    Last year in the UK we supported the Grenfell Tower fire, the Manchester terror attack and London Bridge disasters; overseas support included Caribbean hurricanes, Syria crisis, East Africa food crisis and delivering food packages in Bangladesh

    Beneficiaries

    Everyone who is affected by a disaster will receive the help appropriate to their circumstances.

    When a crisis strikes, the rapid provision of humanitarian assistance is essential. Blankets, tents, medicines, food, water and sanitation are all needed immediately; not within days but hours of a tragedy happening

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The British Red Cross is part of the world’s largest emergency response organisation, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The Movement responds to numerous international disasters and conflicts every year, as well as emergencies in the UK

    Uniquely the Movement has National Societies working through local volunteers in 189 countries. This means the Movement is in a position to respond rapidly when an emergency arises.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Our Emergency Response Division

    A team will assess a situation then build in a response to a particular emergency. A decision will be made to release appropriate emergency funding

A year in review. British Red Cross 2017

£50

could provide 35 people with rehydration sachets to aid their recovery

“I couldn’t save anything but the children’s lives”

Sabnam Khatun, survivor of the South Asia floods