We Can Predict The Future… And Prepare For It
BECAUSE DISASTERS DO DISCRIMINATE
Reducing Vulnerability and Reinforcing Local Capacity to Respond to Emergencies
In many countries where PCI works, even small shocks and stresses can have devastating and long-term effects on families – their health, safety, livelihoods, access to clean water and sanitation, food and housing.
PCI provides humanitarian assistance to people affected by disasters and complex emergencies; helps governments, local organizations, and communities better manage risk and respond to emergencies when they arise; and integrates efforts to help reduce vulnerability to disasters into all of its ongoing programs.
PCI’s humanitarian assistance programs address protection for vulnerable populations; water, sanitation and hygiene; health; shelter and housing; livelihoods; and education in emergencies. We emphasize identifying the most vulnerable in remote, hard-to-reach areas or in difficult and crowded urban centers; and we engage children, youth, women, the disabled, the elderly and marginalized groups.
PCI currently operates disaster risk reduction and humanitarian assistance programs in nine countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas.