Whenever there is war or conflict, there are people who suffer or are forced to flee. We believe that everyone has the right to receive aid if they need it, and we work to make sure that Estonian humanitarian aid would reach people in need. As a small organization we are not able to be everywhere but then we can be flexible and effective in our interventions.
At the moment, Estonian Refugee Council is active in Ukraine, Jordan, Lebanon, Kenya and Georgia. Previously, ERC has also been active in Turkey.
Building up the capacity to respond to humanitarian crises needs a lot of work. For that effect, we also carry out capacity building projects and activities:
- We have published a humanitarian aid handbook, available for download online (in Estonian).
- We participate in the EU Aid Volunteers initiative and are in the process of certification to become a sending organization.