AMAR TEAMS ARE ON THE FRONTLINE DELIVERING EMERGENCY SERVICES TO REFUGEES, INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS AND OTHER UNDER-SERVED POPULATIONS SUFFERING FROM THE OFTEN DEVASTATING EFFECTS OF HUMAN-MADE AND NATURAL HUMANITARIAN DISASTERS.
WHY IS EMERGENCY AID NEEDED?
When disaster strikes, people are driven from their homes. They may lose loved ones, face violence and torture, hunger and thirst, lose their livelihoods, their houses, and access to even the most basic facilities.
AMAR works rapidly to respond to emergencies, delivering services primarily to women and children, but also more widely to refugees, internally displaced persons and other under-served populations. Crucially, AMAR includes those not in camps who are often the most vulnerable. These people often miss out on the large-scale international response which is targeted at those camps.
AMAR provides these groups with access to clean water, food, sanitation, medical treatment, shelter, blankets and clothing. Importantly AMAR commits to working with these groups on a longer-term basis until assistance is no longer required. This means that AMAR provides on-going support to help communities rebuild their lives and livelihoods.
PEOPLE ARE IN NEED OF HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE, INCLUDING OVER 3.4 MILLION INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS SINCE JANUARY 2014