How We Help What We Do Emergency Assistance and Disaster Risk Reduction Afghanistan is highly susceptible to natural disasters such as earthquakes, landslides, droughts, avalanches and floods which destroy lives, homes and livelihoods. We mitigate the impact of disasters and save lives when populations are most vulnerable. Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation We work with communities to understand how climate change and disaster hazards are impacting livelihoods and find ways to lessen their impact. We build local capacity to plan, prepare and respond to disasters. For example, we help communities to identify at-risk areas and protect them with retention walls, or relocate vulnerable livestock and homes. We also provide training in emergency evacuation and first aid, and distribute essentials including alarms, flash lights, and temporary shelters. Emergency Assistance We respond to disasters with emergency humanitarian assistance, immediately delivering cash or providing food, clean water, shelter, and sanitation services to the most vulnerable families. We then support communities in their efforts to recover by rebuilding homes and infrastructure, renovating productive land and revitalizing livelihoods.