...designing a world of hope

disaster response

History

EMI has mobilized Christian design professionals to respond to disasters since 1981 to provide immediate physical aid and spiritual hope to the vulnerable poor and survivors of disasters worldwide. Our unique ministry has opened the door for Christian responders to aid disaster survivors in Saipan, Japan, Honduras, Nicaragua, Turkey, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Guatemala, Haiti, Chile, Kenya, South Sudan and the Philippines.


Vision: Provide immediate physical aid and spiritual hope to the vulnerable poor and survivors of disasters worldwide.

Mission: Respond to and assess unmet needs within days of any disaster worldwide, anticipate disaster effects and provide hazard mitigation options with special-technical trained and equipped EMI assessment and design teams.

EMI's DR & DRR Capabilities

Current Operational Capability

Our rapid response (within 96 hours of notification) is possible due to pre-established agreements with our partner/client ministries – other Christian relief ministries, advance DR staff & volunteers recruitment and special-technical training, and the commitment of these select men and women to rearrange their lifestyles to be ready to mobilize on short notice. DR staff & volunteers have proven technical expertise and crisis experience, are physically, emotionally, and spiritually fit, and complete minimum online DR training. They are ready to deploy within 2-days to 2-weeks of notification, for a period of 2-4 weeks. They receive DR ministry program updates and mobilization alerts for assessment and design teams pre-disaster Disaster Risk Reduction and post-disaster DR. More than technical consultants, EMI DR staff & volunteers are devoted to being distinctly Christian in the response to disaster.

Strategic Objectives

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