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Embrace Relief is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization which collaborates with volunteers to deliver humanitarian aid and disaster relief to vulnerable communities around the world.

Our teams offer relief in the form of:

  • Financial
    Support
  • Emotional
    Support
  • Physical
    Support

in order to meet the needs of people ravaged by disaster and other misfortune. The foundation collects and distributes supplies to families, individuals and institutions.

When you or your organization partner with Embrace Relief, you join our mission of alleviating suffering and promoting human development throughout the world. With our diverse array of humanitarian programs and ability to reach every corner of the globe, we can ensure your support will reach people in need.

Delivering research-based, sustainable solutions to achieve immediate and lasting improvements in situations of humanitarian emergency and improving the quality of life of individuals and communities enduring chronic hardships.

Driven by a strong belief in the power of comprehensive development, Embrace Relief is committed to creating a lasting impact in the lives of individuals locally and globally. We implement research-based programs to achieve measurable, sustainable improvements in the lives of those in need. By constantly using research and closely engaging with those we serve, our innovative approach ensures we deliver the most beneficial services.

Embrace Relief and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a blueprint for a peaceful and prosperous world. The core of this agenda are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), urgent calls for action built on more than three decades of worldwide cooperation.

As a non-profit humanitarian aid organization whose aim is to reduce suffering and improve quality of life worldwide, Embrace Relief’s work is fully aligned with the UN SDGs. We have more than a decade of experience in developing research-based, sustainable aid programs that directly address many of the Goals, and we have built up strong relationships with partner organizations across the world, giving us the know-how to meet the needs of some of the most vulnerable communities on the planet.

Embrace Relief’s planning and know-how, along with the invaluable support of our donors and partners, has enabled us to make sustainable, lasting change possible in dozens of countries around the world, driving progress towards the majority of the SDGs.

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Embrace Relief and Sustainable Development Goals

Our Programs

Learn more about Embrace Relief’s eight programs, and how they support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Scroll down or click on one of the buttons to jump to a specific program.

Clean Water
Clean Water

Primary Goal

Clean Water

Additional Goals

  • No Poverty
  • Zero Hunger
  • Good Health
  • Gender Equality

 

How We Achieve These Goals

Embrace Relief has built and reconstructed more than 800 water wells in the African countries of Chad, Cameroon, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. We work closely with our partners in these countries to identify communities with a need for clean water, and to ensure our wells are built to strict standards, taking geographic, geologic and cultural needs into consideration. Our research-based process has enabled us to provide a sustainable, reliable and safe supply of clean water for more than 800,000 people to date.

Clean water is strongly linked to improved health outcomes, significantly reducing diseases caused by consuming contaminated water – including diarrheal diseases that are annually among the leading causes of death for children.

A reliable supply of clean water enables greater agricultural production, which provides more food to the community, and allows for selling crops outside the community.

Women and girls are primarily responsible for fetching water in rural areas of Africa. Building a water well reduces their burden, saving hours each day; this boosts school attendance for girls, and allows mothers more time to raise their families or start small businesses.

Hunger Relief
Hunger Relief

Primary Goal

Zero Hunger

Additional Goals

  • No Poverty
  • Good Health
How We Achieve These Goals

Embrace Relief has delivered food packages and hot meals to more than 5 million people in over 40 countries since 2013. We work with our partners to identify vulnerable communities in need of food aid, especially people living in poverty. Poverty is one of the main underlying causes of hunger, but hunger also enables cycles of poverty. Addressing malnutrition can reduce health issues, increase productivity, promote education, and otherwise create the conditions for people to exit poverty.

Providing food especially to malnourished children is also crucial to preventing lifelong chronic health conditions. Malnourished children are at higher risk of impaired physical growth, show decreased capacity for learning, and are more likely to suffer from non-communicable diseases later in life.

Health
Health

Primary Goal

Good Health

Additional Goals

  • Quality Education
  • Decent Work Economic Growth
How We Achieve These Goals

Embrace Relief supports three brick-and-mortar health clinics, as well as several mobile clinics, in Mali. These clinics have provided free medical treatment to people who otherwise could not afford it, including the restoration of sight for 37,000 people through cataract surgeries, as well as more than 550,000 comprehensive health screenings to detect and treat underlying health issues.

Cataract surgeries are a simple but life-changing operation that are financially out of reach for many of the 2+ million Malians who suffer from vision loss. Providing this treatment enables children to keep pace with their peers in school, and allows adults to live productive lives without the complications of blindness.

Womens Empowerment
Women’s Empowerment

Primary Goal

Gender Equality

Additional Goals

  • Reduced Inequalities

 

How We Achieve These Goals

Embrace Relief’s “Reach. Inspire. Support. Educate.” (R.I.S.E.) program is a partnership with the ADEM School in Tanzania, providing scholarships to 24 women studying to receive advanced degrees in education and administration. These degrees will allow the graduates to move into positions of leadership in the male-dominated Tanzanian educational system, opening the path for women to have a voice in the country’s school curriculum.

Additionally, Embrace Relief works with partner organizations in Kenya and Haiti to provide skill training and material support, promoting an environment where women-owned small businesses can thrive.

Refugee Relief
Refugee Relief

Primary Goal

Reduced Inequalities

Additional Goals

  • Zero Hunger
  • Quality Education
How We Achieve These Goals

Embrace Relief has supported more than 1.4 million refugees of various conflicts and climate emergencies by providing housing and rent assistance, food, children’s education, translators, and legal services. These programs allow families to maintain a stable living situation while navigating the many challenges of refugee life in an unfamiliar country.

Education
Education

Primary Goal

Quality Education

Additional Goals

  • Decent Work Economic Growth
  • Reduced Inequalities
How We Achieve These Goals

Education is the platform for a successful life, and Embrace Relief’s support is enabling students to succeed in the classroom and enter productive careers. Embrace Relief partners with schools around the world on several programs designed to promote literacy, provide students with technology to make learning easier, and to provide vocational/technical education to students who wish to pursue it. We have provided books and school supplies to thousands of underprivileged students in the United States; hundreds of computers to students in Tanzania and Uganda; and educational support for thousands of refugee children.

Children
Children

Primary Goal

No Poverty

Additional Goals

  • Zero Hunger
  • Good Health
  • Quality Education
How We Achieve These Goals

Embrace Relief supports the operation of orphanages in countries including Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia, Ghana, and Haiti. Investing in orphaned children is an investment in the future, and Embrace Relief and our partners are providing the food, water, shelter, education, healthcare, and other basic necessities of life that will support their growth and development.

Disaster Relief
Disaster Relief

Primary Goal

No Poverty

Additional Goals

  • Zero Hunger
  • Good Health
How We Achieve These Goals

Embrace Relief was founded in 2008 as a disaster relief organization, though our mission has expanded in the years following. Since 2013, our efforts have delivered aid to nearly 1 million people following earthquakes, wildfires, hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, and the COVID-19 pandemic. This aid helps meet short-term needs – including deliveries of food packages, water, clothing and first aid supplies – while also providing for long-term needs (such as housing and rent assistance) that will enable disaster victims to recover and rebuild.

THE 17 GOALS

No Poverty
Zero Hunger
Good Health
Quality Education
Gender Equality
Clean Water
Affordable Clean Energy
Decent Work Economic Growth
Industry Innovation
Reduced Inequalities
Sustainable Cities
Responsible Consumption
Climate Action
Life Below Water
Life On Land
Peace Justice and Strong
Partnerships for the Goals

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