We specialize in fragile settingsLearn More
There is one constant in fragile settings: they don’t follow a pattern.
Today, we will work to deliver life-saving aid to millions of people living on the edge of survival. Tomorrow, when the crisis subsides, we will work alongside community members to restore job opportunities, build critical infrastructure, and develop education programs. And the day after that we will be ready for the next chapter. In fragile settings, every day brings new opportunities and fresh challenges.
Relief International has the experience and agility to meet the ever-changing needs of populations in vulnerable situations. We partner with them to develop a strategy for the future and create more enduring pathways to stability.Learn More
Relief International goes where the needs are greatest
Conflict. Natural disasters. Chronic poverty.
These are some of the causes and consequences of fragility. People living in fragile settings are highly vulnerable. They face increased danger and live in areas with fewer means to cope with multiplying risks.
This is where we choose to work. Do you know which places are fragile?
Where We Work
We operate in 16 countries
This map illustrates where we currently operate and does not reflect any position from Relief International on legal boundaries.
Our core sectors
We invest in four key areas
We create income-generating pathways for marginalized groups
Our programs foster enterprises and create jobs, connect people to markets, and empower families to purchase necessities through cash assistance programs.
Health and Nutrition
We ensure access to quality healthcare
Our clinics provide life-saving maternal care, treatment for children combating malnutrition, and action-oriented prevention programs for communities threatened by outbreaks of disease.
We open doors to brighter futures through learning
Our education programs create safe, inclusive, and quality learning environments for all genders and backgrounds, teach vocational skills geared towards the job market, and build local capacity through teacher training.
Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
We connect communities to clean water and sanitation
Our teams teach basic hygiene practices, which go hand-in-hand with our programs that restore access to clean, reliable water sources. Together, these efforts are the building blocks of healthy lives and preventing disease.
Together, we create lasting change for communities in vulnerable situationsLearn More
Make a difference today
With a gift to Relief International, you can help deliver clean drinking water. You can help provide healthcare to displaced families, far from home. You can help ensure girls and boys alike receive an education, which in turn creates paths towards employment. This all starts with you.
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