International Assistance

Prevent disasters with the Princess Margriet Fund

Natural hazards occur every day and often affect the same vulnerable people. Time and again homes are damaged, crops are lost, and families are torn apart. Billions are spent to repair damages and save lives at the last moment.

We cannot prevent natural hazards from happening, but we can limit their consequences by acting in advance. This is why the Princess Margriet Fund was founded: to enable the Red Cross to take action before disaster strikes.

The Princess Margriet Fund develops and provides financial support to projects that increase the resilience of vulnerable communities. By making preparations with local populations before disaster strikes, we can save lives and prevent damage and suffering.

1.7 billion

people were affected by natural disasters over the past 10 years