Disaster Relief and Response
Amazon’s disaster relief and response efforts utilize our global logistics capabilities to provide the fastest, most effective aid. These strengths enable us to ship Amazon-donated items, and items donated by partners, to communities as soon as possible after a natural disaster. Since 2017, Amazon has donated more than 15 million relief items to support people impacted by over 70 natural disasters around the world.
Every year, people around the world are impacted by natural disasters—from hurricanes in the U.S. to floods in India—and Amazon is there to quickly help.
We have filled cargo jets and shipped truckloads of Amazon-donated items to communities ravaged by natural disasters, and we’ve made it easy for customers to donate products through Amazon.com. Amazon Web Services (AWS) enables disaster response organizations to access cloud services at the edge, even in the harshest conditions. The AWS Disaster Response Action Team allows customers to focus on mission-critical functions, while AWS implements deployable infrastructure based on customer need.
The floods have heavily impacted Western Europe, and at Amazon we are supporting the affected regions.
With devastating wildfires and floods that happened across Turkey, Amazon supported non-profits with both immediate relief and long-term recovery efforts.
Amazon in Europe is leveraging its scale and resources to support employees and communities in India amid the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
These donations are part of Amazon’s broader ongoing efforts to support customers, employees, and communities in Europe and around the world.