The Poul Due Jensen Foundation keeps a reserve for disaster relief in the shape of temporary safe water supplies and other provisions, allowing our partners to approach us through a fast-track procedure in case of an emercency. The Foundation is not strict on long-term sustainability considerations – it is simply a matter of life and death to have access to safe drinking water in the wake of a disaster.
Donations to help victims of natural disasters 2014-2019
- DKK 250,000: Disaster relief for people living in the area of destruction after the Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas (partner: Water Mission)
- 1 million DKK: Disaster relief for people living in the area of destruction after the Cyclone Idai in Malawi (partner: Water Mission)
- 1 million DKK: Disaster relief for people living in the area of destruction after the Cyclone Idai in Mozambique (partner: PlanBørnefonden/Plan International)
- 1.1 million DKK: Contribution to UNICEF’s disaster relief fund, E365 (part of a three-year partnership programme worth 3.3 m DKK in total).
We’re distributing blankets, dignity kits, mosquito nets and water purification tablets to families affected by #CycloneIdai.
These can mean the difference between life and death for many people. pic.twitter.com/xvzw8oh9vZ
— Plan International (@PlanGlobal) March 24, 2019
- 2 million DKK: emergency water supplies for 75,000 victims of earthquake/tsunami in rural areas near Palu, Indonesia (partner: Water Mission)
- 1 million DKK: emergency water supplies for 24,000 Rohingya refugees at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh (partner: Oxfam)
- 1 million DKK: emergency water supplies for families affected by flooding in Piura Region in Peru (partner: Practical Action)
- 1 million DKK: emergency water supplies for 20,000 victims of Hurrican Matthew in Haiti (partner: Water Mission)
- 1 million DKK: emergency water supplies for 10,000 victims of the Nepal earthquake (partner: Kirkens Nødhjelp)
- 125,000 USD: emergency water supplies for health clinics and surrounding communities (~ 13,000 persons) affected by the Ebola outbreak in Liberia (partner: Water Mission)
The Poul Due Jensens Foundation reserves 2 million DKK per year for natural disasters.