DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE DIVISION
Earthquakes, floods, storms and civil strife have affected millions of people, inflicted injury, disease, homelessness, misery and caused damage worth millions of rupees in the state. They have destroyed decades of human effort and investments, thereby placing new demands on society for reconstruction and rehabilitation. National Development Foundation is working on disaster risk reduction and emergency response: from providing relief and rehabilitation during the October 2005 earthquake to the devastating September 2014 floods and landslides. Apart from this, NDF is usually responds in case of emergency situations like firing/shelling on the Actual Line of Control between India and Pakistan, events that impact countless women, men and children who could either be killed or injured in random shelling, firing or accidentally coming in contact with land mines. To these vulnerable communities, NDF extends humanitarian support in the form of cash assistance (to injured children and adults for treatment) as well as livelihood support etc. NDF also carries out regular trainings on locally relevant issues like landmine risk awareness, linking affected communities to social protection schemes of the Government for medical and/or economic rehabilitation and relief, etc. Special attention is given to the needs of children, women, old and as well as the differently-abled during disasters, both at during rescue/relief as well as for their rehabilitation.
We are committed to:
Some of our work in DRR and Emergency Response includes:
Upgrade the disaster prevention and management capabilities of children, communities, volunteers, organizations and the Govt. agencies.
Create a pool of trained volunteers in communities to facilitate and generate local help and disaster mitigation efforts.
Respond to the Emergencies in the best possible manner by way of coordinating, manpower, raising donations, carrying out relief and rehabilitation work and launching developmental works in the affected areas after the relief work is over
Work to keep children safe, stress free and linked to educational and recreational activities after disaster by establishing child friendly spaces with sports, recreational educational and counselling facilities, education camps supporting schools etc
Improve infra and provide other support for rehabilitation of victims after immediate relief