PCI’s Disaster Response Activities
PCI’s disaster response program uses interventions across multiple sectors. We work in partnership with international and local partners like civil society, the private sector, and government officials to identify solutions to address urgent needs while building resilience to future shocks and stresses.
Food and Nutrition Security
PCI reinforces agricultural production in emergencies, such as drought and floods, by addressing crop and animal disease, improving livestock health and management practices, and promoting better nutrition through small-scale agriculture.
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
PCI promotes access to clean water and sanitation thought activities such as helping local communities repair and upgrade water and sanitation systems, monitoring drinking and wastewater quality, adopting enhanced drinking and wastewater treatment solutions, reinforcing critical hygiene behaviors, and adopting water-saving and rainwater harvesting solutions in drought-prone areas.
Health and Infectious Diseases
PCI provides health assistance to affected communities, supports health institutions during crises, and addresses outbreaks of diseases such as Ebola and cholera.
Reinforcing Livelihoods and Coping Mechanisms
PCI helps communities protect, enhance, restore, and diversify livelihoods to recover from and reduce their vulnerability to economic shocks and stresses, as well as increases access to financial services while decreasing economic exploitation of vulnerable individuals.
Shelter, Settlements, and Housing
PCI provides shelter solutions and helps communities rebuild, repair, and enhance homes and neighborhoods—making them safer, healthier, and more prosperous.
Protection of Vulnerable Populations
PCI addresses the special needs of vulnerable individuals (e.g., older people, youth, children) in all intervention areas and promotes inclusive access to disaster response assistance.