Why Disaster Services?
Increased frequency of natural disasters, such as cyclones and floods, lean season crises and drought, is likely to undermine poverty reduction efforts. Coping strategies adopted by the poor such as reducing food intake, withdrawing children from school and selling productive assets increase the vulnerability of low-income households and worsens people’s prospects for escaping the poverty cycle.
Our Disaster Response Teams constantly monitor developing weather situations and other forms of natural disasters. By staying up to date on potential situations we are able to deploy assessment teams and supplies quickly.
Our Disaster Response Team consistently sends assessment teams to the field to measure our level of response. Our assessment teams gather critical information and report that back to our Operations Center where the scope of our response is determined.
Disaster response efforts vary depending on the nature of a disaster. Teams in the field distribute relief supplies to the survivors, coordinate volunteers and local authorities which is an essential part of our disaster response work.
Long after the attention has lifted from a disaster area we continue our work for months and years. Our goal is not only to be one of the first organizations to respond to a disaster, but also one of the last to leave. In doing so, we bring immediate and long-term relief to those who are suffering.