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.
Vanuatu, May 2019 Following last year’s volcanic eruptions on Ambae Island, there’s good news. Most people who were evacuated from the island and needed emergency assistance, have now returned and schools are re-opening, a positive sign that life is getting back to normal. Read more
Indonesia, May 2019 ABM’s supporters responded generously and quickly, enabling ABM to send funds to the response carried out by Action by Churches Together (ACT) Indonesia Forum. This has contributed towards the relief and recovery efforts to reach more than 12,000 individuals. Read more
Vanuatu, March 2019 The latest update on the Manaro Volcano Emergency - Ambae - A Story of Resilience and Solidarity - and ABM's work with the Anglican Church of Melanesia. Read more
Palestine, January 2019 ABM's partner, the Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza, is slowly recovering from an unexpected collapse of their outpatient clinic at the end of last year and needs support to reconstruct the building. Read more
Papua New Guinea, December 2018 - Highlands PNG communities receive Christmas present from ABM Partners. Read more
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
Fiji, Jan 2018 - Almost two years since Cyclone Winston swept through Fiji, killing 44 people, the village of Maniava is celebrating its re-birth. 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: