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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 20 million relief items to support people impacted by over 95 natural disasters around the world.
Employees in orange and yellow vests lift cargo supplies onto a Prime Air plane.

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.
A man wearing shorts, tennis shoes, a t-shirt and safety vest walks between pallets of supplies in Amazon's Disaster Relief Hub

Amazon opens Disaster Relief Hub in Atlanta for faster response to natural disasters

Ahead of the 2021 hurricane season, Amazon donated and pre-positioned over 500,000 emergency supplies to help relief organizations respond to natural disasters in the U.S., the Caribbean, and Central America.
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