Current emergency appeals

Much of the focus on the crisis the Rohingya people are facing has been on the impact felt by Bangladesh, as refugees have fled across the border to safety. Our ACT Alliance partners have also been working in Bangladesh, whilst they have been preparing their response on the Myanmar side of the border.

ACT Alliance have recently launched their appeal for humanitarian work in Rakhine, north Myanmar. Our ACT Alliance partners, Christian Aid and Lutheran World Federation (LWF), are looking to raise over US$1.5m to help with the work in those Rohingya communities in Myanmar. It is estimated that more than 140,000 people are displaced in the region and living in over 30 IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) camps in the Rakhine region.

Read more on our dedicated Rohingya Humanitarian Appeal page.

To donate to our Rohingya Humanitarian Appeal, please click here (choose ‘02A. Rohingya Humanitarian Appeal’ from the ‘Donation’ drop-down menu). Alternatively, you can call us on 1800 249 880.

East Africa is currently facing famine which has the potential to affect up to 22 million people during 2017. 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 will provide 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.