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 13 million relief items to support people impacted by over 60 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 have made it easy for customers to donate products through Amazon.in. Amazon Web Services (AWS) enables disaster response organisations 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.
As the second, devastating COVID-19 wave subsides, we reflect on what NGOs, hospitals, communities, and individuals working in partnership with Amazon India managed to achieve together.