Because of you,more people are receivingthe care they need.Make a Gift to Humanitarian
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides aid to people around the world without regard to cultural or religious affiliation. Key projects include:
Relieve suffering following natural disasters, civil unrest, or famine around the world.Learn More
Improve the quality of life for individuals suffering from the most prevalent causes of vision loss.Learn More
Maternal & Newborn Care
Provide lifesaving training and equipment to support the care of newborns and maternal survival.Learn More
Improve health, educational and economic opportunities for people with physical disabilities.Learn More
Improve the health and well-being of families by strengthening the availability of clean water.Learn More
Preserve life and protect health, particularly of children, by improving access to immunization services.Learn More
Improve the health and well-being of families by supporting interventions that improve food security.Learn More
2022 Annual Report
$1.02 billion was expended to help those in need across the world.
174 refugee response projects and 11,030 welfare and self-reliance missionaries.
520 food security projects, 54 mobility projects, 156 clean water projects, 42 vision care projects, 45 maternal care projects, and 483 emergency response projects.
Volunteers contributed more than 6.3 million hours of service.
69,115 new JustServe users registered, and 16,285 new JustServe projects created.
439 education projects, 106,261 self-reliance course participants, 525 addiction recovery meetings per week, and 9,186 Deseret Industries associates served.
How We Operate
Two ideas are at the core of the Church's efforts to care for those in need:
- 100% of every dollar donated is used to help those in need—without regard to race, religion, or ethnic origin.
- The Church’s humanitarian efforts help people attain self-sufficiency so they can be self-reliant long after the humanitarian project ends.
A Note from Blaine Maxfield
Managing Director, Welfare and Self-Reliance Services
As 2021 has progressed, people everywhere are seeking to manage the distress of COVID-19 in addition to many preexisting needs. Your support has allowed us to reach out, love our neighbors, and help fill these needs. Because of you, we’ve been able to give aid where it is needed. This includes funding to three schools to help 1,200 Syrian refugee children stay connected to their education and feel a sense of belonging. We also provided $5.8 million worth of critical oxygen to hospitals in the Amazon region and food to feed about 1 million Brazilians who were hit hard by a severe wave of COVID-19 and food shortages. Additionally, we were able to commit $20 million to the global COVAX initiative, which aims to deliver 2 billion doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to 196 countries. Your support not only allows us to respond to current emergencies but also helps us prepare for future disasters and needs. The Church's work of serving God’s children everywhere could not happen without your generosity, compassion, and support. We are grateful for you, and we dedicate ourselves to continuing to provide help and relief to those around the world in need of clean water, food, medical care, disability support, and so much more. Thank you for your contributions and for your love and generosity toward your brothers and sisters around the globe.
Stories & Videos
Changing Lives with Wheelchair Donations Around the World
Wheelchairs provide mobility, and happiness to recipients around the world.
Françoise's "Life-Giving Fish": Treating Anemia Around the World
Humanitarian Services and Care have been working together to improve nutrition and food security in southeastern Benin by distributing the Lucky Iron Fish to help eliminate anemia.
Saving Sight and Restoring Hope
Because of you we increased our emergency response efforts by nearly 500 percent in 2020. Read about one person, Mary, a little girl whose vision and hope was restored with a simple surgery.
Your Generous Donations are Saving Lives in the Central African Republic
Children like Pierre, receive lifesaving aid through your donations that help buy things like Plumpy’Nut, a ready-to-use therapeutic food.
How Donations are Helping World Food Programme Somalia Provide Relief and Ease Burdens
Donations to the Humanitarian Aid Fund are helping World Food Programme Somalia ensure that 35,323 schoolchildren have five months of nutritious food.
Collaborating with Others for Greater Impact
We recently provided support to WaterAid, an organization on a mission to transform lives by improving access to clean water, hygiene, and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities.