Emergencies come in many forms from wars and natural disasters to global pandemics. All over the world, people face the consequences of disasters every day from trying to find a safe place to live to figuring out how to put food on the table for their families. Millions of people have lost everything from their sense of security, family and income to food and clothing. Globally, there are about 6,800 disasters that happen, leaving millions in need of aid.
When disaster strikes, Life works quickly on the front lines to provide food, water, medicine, hygiene necessities and shelter. Life prepares for emergencies and disasters beforehand and acts quickly to aid the people affected.
The year 2020 provided a unique need with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting millions of people globally, turning their lives upside down. In response to the many needs all over the world, Life provided emergency food boxes, hygiene kits, ventilators and personal protective equipment to hospitals, clinics and many people around the world in places like: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Ghana, Haiti, Iraq, Senegal, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, the West Bank and Gaza and the U.S.
The emergency fund gives Life the opportunity to help those people as soon as calamity strikes.