Disaster Relief and Response
Amazon’s disaster relief and response efforts utilise 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 23 million relief items to support people impacted by over 115 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.
We’ve launched a series of relief measures for flood victims, and Amazonians are helping as volunteer firefighters.
As a continuation of the company’s immediate relief efforts within the first days of the disaster that killed over 50,000 people, Amazon, in cooperation with local charity partners, announced the opening of ‘Smiling Dreams Community House’.
Amazonians in our Brussels office were inspired to create an ‘Impact Week’, during which they could volunteer in local communities.
To mark World Refugee Day on 20th June, hundreds of Amazon employees took part in volunteer activities to help refugees and other displaced people across Europe.
An Amazon Pay button is active for Amazon.it customers to donate in support of Italian Red Cross relief efforts.
Since 2020, Amazon’s charitable programmes have contributed more than €350 million in donations across Europe.