Emergency Aid Operations
Emergency assistance from OFID is extended to help mitigate the suffering of victims of all kinds of catastrophes around the world, including OFID Member States. In the interests of sustainable development, OFID often follows up emergency assistance with conventional, low-interest loans to aid longer-term reconstruction in devastated regions. Emergency aid is channelled through specialized relief agencies, such as the IFRC, UNHCR, OCHA and the WFP.
In 2013, around US$2.1m was given in emergency aid to assist flood victims in Sudan, healthcare for Syrian refugees, hurricane survivors in the Philippines, and to provide food aid to Korea DPR and to Africa’s Sahel region.