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Recovering from disasters

We don't just provide relief in the aftermath of a disaster, we stay on long after the emergency response to help communities recover. Find out how we are giving long-term support to survivors of disasters.

Haiti earthquake 2010

A devastating earthquake struck Haiti on 12 January 2010, killing hundreds of thousands and affecting 3.5 million people. Find out how we're helping.

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A young woman volunteer in Nepal wearing a Red Cross emblem

Nepal earthquake recovery

When two powerful earthquakes struck central Nepal in April and May 2015, nearly 9,000 people lost their lives. Almost 18,000 were injured and over 900,000 homes were destroyed or damaged.

Rebuilding homes after Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan 2013

Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines causing widespread devastation. It was one of the biggest storms on record and has affected millions of people.

A man who has received a cash grant funded by the Red Cress after a flood in Pakistan receives his cash grant from a shopkeeper

Pakistan floods: cash grants support families in emergencies

In 2016, the Red Cross and our partners the Pakistan Red Crescent supported over 1,000 families with cash grants after floods devastated their homes and communities.

A Red Cross volunteer teaches first aid in Bangladesh after Cyclone Sidr

What is recovery?

Our recovery work helps vulnerable people rebuild their lives after a disaster in a way which improves their ability to cope with future emergencies.


Disaster recovery news

Investing in risk reduction saves both lives and money. This is the important message of a Red Cross report set to launch on 14 October

The John Lewis Partnership and Aviva have become the latest members to join the British Red Cross Disaster Relief Alliance.