Information on how the UK responds to natural disasters and humanitarian emergencies overseas, and how you can help
After any major disaster the local emergency services in the country affected respond immediately
What happens immediately after a major disaster?
DFID and the big aid agencies have emergency teams experienced in reacting quickly to disasters
How does the UK respond to disasters?
In the event of a major disaster the easiest and most effective way to help is by giving money
How can you help?
Details of how people can help over the longer term in responding to disasters and emergencies
How can you help in the long term?
Contact details for DFID, the Disasters Emergency Committee, and relevant charities
DFID supports a variety of sources about disasters and the broader issues surrounding global poverty
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Find out (left) how you can help in disasters such as the Burma cyclone. Photo credit: Panos Pictures.
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