Humanitarian AssistanceERIKS Development Partner
Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Risk Reduction
The overall aim of ERIKS’ humanitarian response is to save lives, alleviate suffering and support the right to a life with dignity. ERIKS’ humanitarian assistance adheres to the humanitarian imperative and it follows internationally agreed standards and guidelines.
In many of ERIKS’ programme countries, climate change is increasing the frequency and intensity of natural hazards such as floods, droughts and storms resulting in increased risk. Migration, conflict, disease outbreaks, inequalities and poverty are other risk drivers or additional pressures, which also create a conducive environment for child rights violations and exacerbate abuse of children. Therefore, ERIKS works with humanitarian response, disaster risk reduction, resilience and long-term development in an integrated manner. ERIKS’ ambition is to reduce risk in order to enhance sustainable development and contribute to the fulfilment of the rights of the child and to the achievement of the SDGs.