Has your community been affected by a natural disaster? Is your community at risk?

EMI can respond within days of any disaster worldwide. EMI can also develop disaster risk reduction (DRR) assessments for communities, structures, and infrastructure. Small teams of specially-trained EMI Disaster Responders and technical professionals provide services on a not-for-profit basis.

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EMI Disaster Response / Disaster Risk Reduction

No application fee or special materials are required; estimated time requirement is 5 minutes.

Requesting EMI DR / DRR help indicates you have understand and agree to EMI’s Requirements listed on this page.



EMI’s Disaster Response and Disaster Risk Reduction programme mobilises pre-selected and pre-trained Christian volunteer technical specialists within 2-14 days of notification. Each EMI Responder has prior developing world technical experience, and has been pre-screened for spiritual maturity, physical fitness, and mental flexibility, and can mobilise for a 2-4 week period.

EMI DR / DRR services are available for approved projects. The following are general requirements for receiving not-for-profit DR / DRR assistance from EMI:

  1. Helping the poor. It must be shown to EMI how the organisation is ministering to the needs of the poor, the vulnerable, or the under-privileged of the community.
  2. Advancing the gospel of Christ. It must be shown to EMI that the organisation has an ongoing proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ in word or deed, and how EMI DR / DRR assistance will advance this.
  3. Provide hospitality for EMI Responders. The in-country expenses of EMI Responders must be provided by the host organisation for the duration of the visit. This includes basic meals, simple lodging, local transportation, and security and translation (as necessary).
  4. Reimburse Project Leader’s travel costs. The full travelling costs of the EMI Responders must be reimbursed by the host organisation. In most cases, this will include an international round-trip economy-class airfare from the EMI Responder’s location the disaster site.
  5. Underwrite a portion of EMI’s administrative cost. The host organisation must agree to make a donation to EMI to cover a portion of the administrative cost for the response. This cost assessed by EMI is based on your response type, scope, size, and duration.

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