Disasters and emergencies

Information on how the UK responds to natural disasters and humanitarian emergencies overseas, and how you can help

What happens immediately after a major disaster?

After any major disaster the local emergency services in the country affected respond immediately

What happens immediately after a major disaster?

How does the UK respond to disasters?

DFID and the big aid agencies have emergency teams experienced in reacting quickly to disasters

How does the UK respond to disasters?

How you can help?

In the event of a major disaster the easiest and most effective way to help is by giving money

How can you help?

How can you help in the long term?

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 points

Contact details for DFID, the Disasters Emergency Committee, and relevant charities

Contact points

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DFID supports a variety of sources about disasters and the broader issues surrounding global poverty

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