Intervention et relèvement en cas de catastrophe (en anglais)

An effective response to disasters can save lives and livelihoods and set the affected communities quickly on the path to recovery. Disaster response should always be integrated with longer-term Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR); even during the early emergency relief phase there are opportunities to strengthen a community's positive coping capacities and reduce their long-term vulnerabilities.

Tearfund and its partners respond to disasters of every scale – from ‘extensive’ disasters which can devastate a few households or communities (such as local floods and landslides), to large-scale ‘intensive’ disasters which affect millions (such as the 2010 Haiti earthquake or regional droughts in the Horn of Africa). Below are some of the resources and learning derived from Tearfund's experience.