Relief International

RI provides emergency relief, rehabilitation and development assistance to victims of natural disasters and civil conflicts worldwide. RI's programs bridge the gap between immediate and long-term community development. This orientation promotes self-reliance and the peaceful reintegration of populations. RI's programs are designed with the input and participation of target beneficiary groups such as women, children and the elderly, whose special needs are often neglected in disasters.
Dec 20, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan Relief Update 12.20.13

Relief International's Rapid Emergency Deployment (RED) Team has been stationed in the Tacloban area staffing a city hospital and running two mobile clinics. To date, we have provided medical treatment to more than 3,700 patients. Additionally, our team has addressed the psychological well-being of over 500 people to help them heal as they rebuild their lives in the aftermath of Haiyan. Relief International is now preparing activities to focus on Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), shelter, and livelihood recovery.

Millions have been affected by this disaster and a long road of recovery still looms ahead for many families. Your continued support allows our team to reach more survivors. 

Our team would like to extend a big thank you those who have already joined us in support! Together, we can continue to help families recover and rebuild from disaster.

Photo Credits: Roger Spinti


A child who received treatment for dehydration
A child who received treatment for dehydration


Dec 5, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan Relief Update 12.5.13

RED Team medical volunteers
RED Team medical volunteers

As you read this, Relief International’s Rapid Emergency Deployment (RED) Team is on the ground in the Philippines providing urgent medical care to families in some of the hardest hit areas such as Tacloban. Access to healthcare is a top priority as key infrastructure, such as hospitals, has been destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan.

Currently, RI has 22 medical personnel from the U.S. working with local staff to address the primary medical needs of survivors. In addition to providing critical health support, our team is also working with communities and preparing activities to address urgent water, sanitation, shelter, and livelihood recovery needs.

Relief International’s efforts in the Philippines would not be possible without the generous contributions and assistance from our supporters, friends, and partners.

RI staff, RED Team volunteers, and families in the Philippines thank you!

More than one million people are homeless
More than one million people are homeless
Aerial view of destruction
Aerial view of destruction


Nov 4, 2013

Horn of Africa Famine Relief Update 11.1.13

Mothers and children at a RI clinic
Mothers and children at a RI clinic

Relief International (RI) has continued to provide vital health and nutrition services to Somali mothers and children. Our organization was one of the first agencies to respond to the famine crisis. Through our efforts, thousands of mothers and children have been assisted. Our health and nutrition projects have offered vital services in a region where health facilities are nearly nonexistent and the facilities that exist have limited reach, supply, and staff.  

RI has been on the ground in Somalia since 2007. Beyond health and nutrition, RI is also undertaking other initiatives and projects to promote long-term development and rebuild livelihoods. Our various projects range from health, nutrition, women’s protection, animal husbandry, education to media freedom.

RI is working to increase educational opportunities and access to primary education with a special focus on girls. Our primary education efforts have reached over 8,000 schoolchildren. Our projects focus on increasing the quality of primary education and enrollment and retention rates. Another important component of our education work has been the establishment of girls’ clubs. Through these clubs, girls have an opportunity develop skills and become leaders while they build self confidence with a close support group of peers.

Our staff would like thank all our donors for their vital support through Global Giving. Together we have greatly impacted the lives of many mothers and children.  

A primary school girls
A primary school girls' club meeting


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