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Disaster Relief

Exodus Travels is far more than just a travel company. We are an organisation with a resolute commitment to using our travel as a force for good. Over the years, our unique and far-reaching network of local Exodus employees around the world has meant that critical aid, funds, and supplies can reach even the most rural corners of the world when it is needed most. 

Since 2020, The Exodus Foundation has partnered with RE:Act, a rapid-responding humanitarian force, to enable quicker response times when disasters do occur and to ensure that our support reaches the people and places that need it most, as quickly as possible. RE:Act share our mission to provide aid in often extremely remote and inaccessible parts of the world and they achieve this by training ex-military professionals in humanitarian aid so that they can be deployed to distribute that aid where and when it is needed, focussing on areas that other aid agencies aren’t able to reach.

 

Australian Bushfires (2019) – The Exodus Foundation donated to two organisations, WIRES and Red Cross Australia, who were working tirelessly on the ground in extremely dangerous conditions to evacuate stranded local folks and rescue native animals trapped by the bushfires that so tragically ripped through the country in 2019.

Nepal Earthquake, Thulopatel (2015) – Our affinity with Nepal dates all the way back to our very first overland expedition in 1974. So, when two momentous earthquakes devasted huge parts of the country in 2015, affecting tens of thousands of people, our staff, partners, and customers alike were called to action. Thanks to the staggering generosity of everyone who donated, Exodus Travels raised an incredible £270,000 for emergency relief including medicine and food supplies to very remote communities. Longer-term projects were also funded to aid the recovery of the region, including the rebuilding of three schools, numerous homes, and the establishment of a 3-day medical camp for those badly affected in the Thulopatel region. Exodus Travels supplied 1,920 tarpaulins, 79 tin shelters, and building materials for 87 homes that were destroyed during the months of April and May of 2015.

As Nepal began to rebuild in the aftermath of the earthquakes, Exodus Travels were there every step of the way helping in whatever ways that we could. We documented parts of this recovery journey and you can read more about it here.

 

Moroccan Mudslides, Tijhza (2014) – Our partnership with the remote village of Tijhza, nestled in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, and its inhabitants has a long history. In November 2014, Morocco was ravaged by storms which severely hit Tijhza. Countless buildings were ruined; damaged by falling rocks or washed away by flash floods. Crops, livelihoods, and homes were destroyed in just one weekend. In conjunction with our charity partner, Baraka Community Partnerships, we organised a delivery of emergency aid and set up a relief fund to aid the long-term recovery of the village we are so fond of.

Back to Life Project, Sri Lanka (2004-2009) – Most of us can vividly remember the day that the Tsunami hit Sri Lanka causing colossal death, damage, and destruction to the island nation in its path. In the aftermath, Exodus Travels teamed up with 'Back to Life' Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) with a vow to rebuild 25 homes and provide other essential aid.