YMCAs work with communities before, during and after emergencies hit the headlines. They are uniquely placed to respond quickly – and are well respected by communities who trust them to make sure their needs are listened to and met.
By working through this trusted network and other local, youth-driven organisations, Y Care International ensures donations reach those most in need.
But we know that building young people’s resilience to small- and large-scale shocks, from natural disasters to family health emergencies, improves their ability to cope with them – and speeds up the process of recovery.
Where possible, we help them to adapt agricultural and other business practices to respond to the changing climate and other risks, while helping them plan, save and secure resources to help them recover from disasters.