In the wake of a disaster, families can find themselves teetering on the edge of poverty, with rehabilitation and recovery still months, if not years, away.
In the Philippines, larger disasters get resources as a result of attention from national and international media, while smaller disasters impacting hard-to-reach rural communities often are invisible to the larger public, keeping organizations from channeling resources to affected communities at the soonest time possible.
For this reason, the Shared Aid Fund for Emergency Response (SAFER) was established to ensure that we can direct resources to lesser-known emergencies which impact tens, if not hundreds of families who need it most.
The organisations behind SAFER are connected to the humanitarian community from the local to national levels with both government, NGOs and corporate entities. Because the funds come from the Filipino people, there is flexibility for NGO partners to allocate funding immediately and effectively to pressing needs of affected communities which in the past have been difficult to achieve because of institutional, financial, and policy constraints.