What we do
Ensuring basic human needs are met
When disasters occur, Cordaid provides emergency responses to ensure basic human needs are met. We do this in collaboration with local communities and other key humanitarian aid actors. Our aim is to save lives and to make sure people are properly protected, even in life-disruptive situations.
At the same time, our Resilient Recovery approach strengthens the ability of communities to anticipate, adapt and respond to future hazards and shocks.
We enhance the capacities of local humanitarian actors to prepare and respond timely, effectively and appropriately to unfolding hazards and disasters. We reinforce and complement existing local capacities and partner with other international organisations to obtain maximum results (scope, scale, and speed) with high quality interventions that meet the international principles and standards for humanitarian aid.
Before, during and after disasters
Cordaid intervenes before, during and after disasters, in sequence or simultaneously:
- we improve disaster preparedness
- we provide emergency relief, answering immediate needs for survival: food, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), shelter and settlement, protection and cash
- we enable recovery and reconstruction and help to re-establish livelihoods