Emergencies and disasters

Practical help and resources to use before, during and after emergencies.

Preparing for emergencies

Get prepared

It's easy to protect yourself, the people you love and the things you value most.

Community Disaster Resilience

Red Cross works alongside communities as they strengthen their disaster resilience.

Coping with a crisis

Looking after yourself

What you or others might experience after a crisis, and how to manage it.

Returning home and coping after a crisis

Practical tips to help you cope and clean up following a fire, flood or other disaster.

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Resources to help you support others

Recovering after an emergency

Supporting your community

The Introduction to Psychosocial Support Community toolkit, available in 13 languages, helps communities support one another during and after crisis.

Disaster recovery mentors

The Disaster Recovery Mentors program supports disaster-affected communities, leaders and practitioners in their recovery journey.

Recovery resources

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