Disaster can strike at any time. Without warning, an entire community, town, or nation can be devastated by natural or man-made disasters. Whether a tsunami, hurricane, earthquake or civil war, calamities can occur instantaneously, or, like economic disasters, can build up over time to consume the most vulnerable members of society.
Through our regional offices, Zakat Foundation is able to respond quickly to natural and man-made disasters. Zakat Foundation’s Emergency Relief program acts to alleviate the immediate needs of those who have been overwhelmed by catastrophe with the distribution of:
Zakat Foundation Emergency Aid Items:
- Food packages
- Hygiene packages
- Temporary shelter
For communities devastated by natural or man-made disasters, emergency aid must be accompanied by development initiatives to decrease the dependence on outside assistance and assist movement towards recovery and self-reliance.