Emergency relief


Whatever type of disaster is involved, the priority is to provide rapid and unbureaucratic support for people who have lost everything.

Victims have to be supplied as quickly as possible with essentials such as drinking water, hygiene sets, blankets and food, and provided with temporary safe accommodation.

If the consequences of the disaster are long-term, for example when an armed conflict forces people to flee the country for an indeterminate period, they must be enabled to live in dignity and safety.

From the very outset, emergency relief has been an important element in the work of Knorr-Bremse Global Care. The organization was first set up following the devastating tsunami in South-East Asia in 2004 that cost the lives of more than 200,000 people, and to this day emergency relief remains an important part of its work.