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Church of Melanesia emergency response.

Natural disasters can have devastating impacts on communities. Landslides, earthquakes, floods, tsunamis and bush fires are some examples of the types of natural occurrences which trigger emergency relief responses. Other types of crises such as civil war and conflict can also lead to emergency situations where many people are displaced and need urgent assistance.

ABM supports our partners not only by providing emergency relief aid, but also by helping to prepare them for emergency situations and educating them on methods to mitigate the effects of climate change.

Click on the links below to find out more about how ABM works with other partners around the world to respond to humanitarian emergencies and also helping our partners with disaster preparedness.





Papua New Guinea, August 2018 - An update on the response to the earthquake in PNG. Read more

Palestine, July 2018 - News from the Diocese of Jerusalem on the Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza, where further assistance is needed to continue treating people injured in the recent unrest. Read more 

Tonga, July 2018 - An update on the recovery work in communities devastated by Cyclone Gita which struck the island nation in February this year. Read more 

Syria, June 2018 -   What were some of the key achievements of ACT Alliance partners who responded to the humanitarian crisis in Syria? Read more

Vanuatu, June 2018 - An update from the Anglican Church of Melanesia in Vanuatu about their emergency response to the Ambae Island evacuation following the eruption of Manaro Volcano. Read more  

Vanuatu, May 2018 - A look at the relief efforts of the Anglican Church of Melanesia as communities rebuild their lives a year on from when Cyclone Donna struck the northern group of islands in the Diocese of Banks and Torres. Read more

Sri Lanka, May 2018 - One year ago the Church of Ceylon, Colombo Diocese, responded to the worst flooding in 15 years across Sri Lanka. Learn about the importance of disaster management training and how it played a role in the Church's emergency response. Read more

Palestine, May 2018 - Al-Ahli Hospital in Gaza is asking for more assistance in the wake of the recent violent clashes which left many injured or dead. Read more



ACFID Brief: Overseas Emergencies and Public Donations

The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) has produced a brief which advises on how the Australian public can contribute during overseas emergencies and why cash donations are preferable to goods in kind during emergencies. The document may be found on the ACFID website at this link:


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