Current emergency appeals

East Africa is currently facing famine which still has the potential to affect up to 22 million people. That is almost equivalent to the whole population of Australia.

The causes of the famine include drought, failed rains, conflict and a lack of humanitarian access to communities in need.

Monies raised are providing emergency food and nutrition, health services, water, sanitation, and agricultural livelihoods support to vulnerable communities, particularly women and children.

Read more on our dedicated East Africa Food Crisis Appeal page.

To donate to our East Africa Food Crisis Appeal, please click here (choose ‘East Africa Food Crisis Appeal’ from the ‘Donation’ drop-down menu). Alternatively, you can call us on 1800 249 880.

The civil war raging in Syria, now in its tenth year, has caused one of the largest humanitarian crises the world has ever known. Of the estimated 11.7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance, 5 million are experiencing acute needs, 6.2 million are internally displaced, and many have been displaced multiple times.

Our ACT Alliance partner, The Middle East Council of Churches (MECC), is one of the very few relief agencies working inside Syria to help some of the millions of people suffering within their own war-torn country.

Support the work of the MECC with a donation to our Syria in Crisis Appeal.

Find out more about how our partner in Syria, the MECC, is helping.

Read about some of the past emergencies Anglican Overseas Aid has responded to with the generous support of donors in Australia.

Below are some stories about people we work with during emergencies.

Rapid Response Emergency Fund: From no hope to know hope

From no hope to know hope

Donating to our Rapid Response Emergency Fund enables us to respond quickly when an emergency strikes around the world. Your donations will either be sent directly to our partners if we work in the affected area or we will join with the ACT Alliance, using their networks to provide basic necessities such as food, safe drinking water, shelter, and good hygiene practice.

Find out more here.

The ACT Alliance

Anglican Overseas Aid is a member of the ACT Alliance, a global coalition of more than 150 churches and affiliated organisations working in 120 countries on long-term development and emergency response. Anglican Overseas Aid often responds to disasters and emergencies through the ACT Alliance. Our membership allows us to respond quickly and effectively and know that the activities are being carried out to the highest global standards.


Anglican Overseas Aid is also a full member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), the peak council for Australian not-for-profit aid and development agencies, and we are a signatory to the ACFID Code of Conduct.