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.
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.
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.
Using drones, data, and miles of cable, AWS Disaster Response works with organizations to rebuild infrastructure and restore hope following natural disasters.
To help propel on-the-ground relief efforts in Nepal, we are supporting the United Nations World Food Programme with urgently needed COVID-19 protective kits.
We've teamed up with local organizations to donate and deliver over 1 million bottles of water and thousands of relief supplies to Texas and Mississippi residents.
Disaster Relief by Amazon partners with community organizations to deliver donations including water, generators, food, KN95 masks, and more.
By offering logistical assistance and teams of volunteers, Amazon is committed to providing post-disaster relief in areas where customers and employees live and work.
AWS to distribute $12 million in 2021 and expand scope of its initiative to fight COVID-19.