Current emergency appeals

A state of emergency has been declared in Vanuatu as, for the second time in the last year, all the residents of Ambae Island have been evacuated, losing homes, land, and livestock – all possessions other than those they could carry.

Anglican Overseas Aid is committed to helping our long-term partner, the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM), with their relief efforts, and has launched an appeal to raise urgent funds.

This appeal forms our 2018 Spring Appeal.

Your donations to this appeal will support ongoing relief efforts, including seeds and tools, dignity kits, accommodation for students and teaching staff, school supplies, psychological first aid and counselling, rebuilding community structures, rebuilding agriculture and increasing incomes, relocation of church schools, and accommodation for students and teaching staff.

Read more on our dedicated 2018 Rebuilding Lives Appeal page.

To donate to our 2018 Rebuilding Lives Appeal, click here (choose “01. ‘Rebuilding Lives’ Appeal Online” from the ‘Donation’ drop-down menu) or call us on 1800 249 880.

On Friday 28 September, 2018, Palu and Donggala on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia, suffered a 7.5 magnitude earthquake, which then triggered a tsunami, with waves reportedly reaching as high as six metres.

The death toll from this disaster is currently sitting at 832 (1 October), however it is estimated that this could rise into the thousands, with authorities still struggling to access the situation and reach all impacted.

Along with the people who were killed and injured by the earthquake and tsunami, more than 1.6 million people have been impacted by the disaster; displaced from their homes, seeking refuge in shelters, and trying to access clean water and supplies.

Anglican Overseas Aid has launched an appeal to help the people of Donggala and Palu in aid and recovery efforts through our membership of the global ACT Alliance.

Your donations with help bring immediate relief to the people suffering from this disaster, providing health services, food and clean water, items like blankets and tarpaulins to make sure that peoples needs are met.

Read more on our dedicated Indonesia Tsunami Appeal page.

To donate to our Indonesia Tsunami Appeal, click here (‘Indonesia Tsunami Appeal’ in the drop-down menu) or call us on 1800 249 880.

In August 2018, the state of Kerala in southern India experienced severe flooding due to continuing rains.

The floods displaced more than 800,000 people and killed more than 350. The floods impacted around 70% of Kerala State (or an estimated 23 million people).

Anglican Overseas Aid launched an appeal to help the people of Kerala in recovery efforts through our membership of the global ACT Alliance.

Anglican Overseas Aid committed $5,000 from our Rapid Response Emergency Fund to respond. The funding is providing basic food, temporary shelter, non-food items, hygiene/dignity kits, water storage container, water purifiers, agricultural seeds and allied services, cash transfer to 4,000 affected households.

Read more on our dedicated Kerala, India Floods Appeal page.

To donate to our Kerala, India Floods Appeal, click here (choose ’02B. Kerala India Flood Appeal’ from the ‘Donation’ drop-down menu) or call us on 1800 249 880.

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 eighth year, has caused one of the largest humanitarian crises the world has ever known. More than 7.6 million people are displaced within the Syrian war zone and more than 4 million refugees are in nearby countries. More than 12 million people inside Syria itself need urgent humanitarian assistance.

Our ACT Alliance partner, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), 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 IOCC with a donation to our Syria in Crisis Appeal.

Find out more about how our partner in Syria, the IOCC, 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 140 churches and affiliated organisations working in 140 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.