Fida’s humanitarian aid provides acute help during crises, supports communities in recovering from disasters, and strengthens catastrophe preparedness in countries where such risks are high.
Fida offers aid in sudden natural disasters by providing food aid, clean water, shelters and health services. The organisation also provides help in so called forgotten crises. Refugees are supported in Congo (DRC), Uganda and Turkey and European countries. Fida also equips countries at risk in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).
We follow internationally approved principles and minimum standards in emergency aid. Aid is provided regardless of ethnic background, religion, gender or nationality. In a catastrophe situation particular priority is given to the most vulnerable, such as people living with disabilities, the elderly and children.
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland has supported Fida’s humanitarian work since the 1980s. Fida also has a contract with ECHO, the humanitarian department of the European Commission, and EU-CORD which consists of 21 Christian aid organisations.