Alleviating the disproportionate impact of disasters

Humanitarian Relief

Our history

Born in the aftermath of the Gujarat earthquake in 2001, as a humanitarian initiative championed by Bill Clinton and Atal Bihari Vajpayee, AIF has been leading humanitarian assistance and development initiatives for the past 21 years.

AIF prioritizes timely strategic aid during disasters and has delivered relief operations with swiftness, agility, and large-scale collaborations to serve those at the margins and help them emerge from the crisis. We have mobilized resources from corporates, NGOs, and local governments, including the Indian diaspora in the US, to address the root causes of the inequities brought to light by humanitarian disasters.

Our Purpose

AIF aspires to strengthen localized philanthropic and development models to address and alleviate the disproportionate impact of social, economic, and natural disasters on disadvantaged and vulnerable communities across India.

Our efforts have historically focussed on fighting systemic shortfall and inequality for the poor and vulnerable and rebuilding their lives through high-impact education, health, and livelihood interventions to help them move toward a resilient and inclusive recovery.

Our Work

The First Million

The First Million initiative was a priority COVID-19 vaccination for a million most vulnerable Indians during the desperate pandemic time of acute scarcity of medical resources.

The initiative was stretched across 26 states and over 2000 villages and benefited vulnerable communities of persons with disabilities and caregivers, migrant workers including street vendors, sex workers, disadvantaged women, and persons from tribal communities.

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COVID-19 Relief Response

AIF’s COVID-19 Relief Response was one of the largest relief responses in its history, to help close to four million people fight the health, economic, and social impact of COVID-19.

From April 2021 through March 2022, AIF raised over $44 Million through 19,217 donors and leveraged more than $9.5 million worth of Government assets and resources to reach 560 districts across 31 States and Union Territories of India.

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Awards and Appreciation

  • AIF won the CSR
    Times Award 2021 :
    Category Gold -
    For Excellence in
    execution of COVID-19
    Relief Response

  • AIF won the
    7th CSR Impact
    Awards 2021

    for its COVID-19
    relief work

  • AIF awarded
    Response Impact
    Awards 2021 in the
    Health category

  • AIF won the
    Special Jury award
    for COVID-19 Response
    at the 2020 CSR Health
    Impact Awards

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