Humanitarian Relief

Man-made and natural disasters create complex emergencies of the worst implications, in destroying generations of young children.

Emergency Humanitarian Relief Response


A natural disaster or an outbreak of war or violence can turn lives upside down in an instant, killing or driving millions of people from their homes and devastating communities. When catastrophe strikes, the Kikwiyakare Global Initiative delivers rapid, lifesaving aid that reduces suffering, restores dignity and jump starts economic recovery.


The man-made and natural disasters and complex emergencies as extremely worst implications in destroying the generation of young children. Complex emergencies result in massive numbers of refugees and internally displaced persons, gross violations of human rights and large-scale disruption of people's livelihoods. Complex emergencies are often exacerbated by natural disasters.


Today, there are around 20 million displaced children in the world. Of these, 10 million are internally displaced within their countries and 8 million are refugees who have fled to other countries. The number of displaced people around the world doubles every seven to eight years.


Emergency Preparedness

Kikwiyakare Global Initiative stands ready to respond at a moment’s notice whenever and wherever disaster strikes. We specialize in meeting critical needs for victims of conflict, disaster, famine, and epidemics throughout the world, often working through partners on the ground.

We provide food, water, shelter, medicine, blankets, clothing, medical supplies, first aid supplies, educational supplies, soap, water containers, cooking pots, cups, plates, hygiene items, and other assistance


Our Approach

When disaster strikes, Kikwiyakare Global Intiative adopts a “first-in, last-out” approach and we first respond with life-saving emergency aid, and then we stay for the long term to help families recover and rebuild.

  • Within the first couple of hours after a disaster, Kikwiyakare Global Initiative staffmembers respond with reports on the level of severity and need.

  • Within 24 hours of the disaster, our global rapid response team will be on the ground, making assessments and beginning to provide emergency relief.

  • Within 72 hours of the disaster, our pre-positioned relief supplies are loaded up, transported, and distributed from local and international warehouses.

  • For the first week, we continuously dizstribute emergency aid and relief to residents affected by the disaster.

Over the following month, we work to help families stabilize by providing assistance with temporary shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene, child protection activities, healthcare, and economic opportunities.


How do you help residents recover from the trauma of disaster over the long term

We are quick to respond to disasters, but we also focus on helping to rebuild the lives of disaster-affected families and communities over the long term. Large-scale disasters often leave hundreds of thousands of people homeless and vulnerable.


While emergency relief is necessary and saves lives, it is not enough. We help disaster survivors by assisting their transition from relief mode to recovery and rebuilding mode. This recovery and rebuilding phase involves a transition to permanent housing, clean water, sustainable sources of food, access to education, and re-established livelihoods.

We are quick to respond to disasters, but we also focus on helping to rebuild the lives of disaster-affected families and communities over the long term. Large-scale disasters often leave hundreds of thousands of people homeless and vulnerable.


While emergency relief is necessary and saves lives, it is not enough. We help disaster survivors by assisting their transition from relief mode to recovery and rebuilding mode. This recovery and rebuilding phase involves a transition to permanent housing, clean water, sustainable sources of food, access to education, and re-established livelihoods.


Kikwiyakare Global Initiative Humanitarian Emergency Team

Kikwiyakare Global Initiative has a global rapid response team of partners who are ready to respond immediately to large-scale emergencies occurring around the world.

The global rapid response team includes relief managers, program officers, and specialists in health and nutrition, human resources, finance, logistics, security, food aid, child protection, information technology, and communications — all working as a team to provide effective emergency relief.


How do you prepare to make sure you’re ready when an emergency occurs?

In response to a crippling humanitarian crisis in the world and the corresponding outpouring of displaced children, refugee children, abandoned children, we act immediately.

Having a disaster response fund ready to use, pre-positioning supplies like medical supplies, food and non-food items, and having staff prepared and trained to respond to emergencies is increasingly important to how we respond to disasters.


The global pre-positioning resource network is our designated team that makes sure we’re prepared to respond rapidly to any disaster anywhere in the world. The team pre-positions the supplies and develops preparedness plans, programming standards, logistic assessments, and logistic plans.we ensuring that those affected by disasters will have emergency supplies distributed to them quickly and efficiently.


List of Emergency Humanitarian Supplies