Disaster
SUPPORTING DISASTER SURVIVORS

Disaster PREPAREDNESS & RESPONSE

CARE India considers disaster preparedness and response as a critical aspect of its organisational mandate and has a ‘Disaster Preparedness and Response Strategy’ in place. CARE India also maintains Emergency Response Teams at National and State levels in the country to be able to make timely decisions while deploying trained team members and of relief items stocks during emergencies.  Throughout the year, CARE India partnered with various states to build their capacities on disaster preparedness and response, and carried out quick emergency response.

Studies and work evaluations were also conducted this year to strengthen future intervention designs.

Major Achievements

  • 01 72,353 disaster affected people reached through CARE India’s emergency response and recovery projects this year
  • 02 1,01,900 people engaged through online and field activities through CARE India’s flagship ‘India Prepares’ campaign, organized to spread awareness on disaster preparedness across various states.
  • 03 40,751 people in West Bengal and Assam were provided with WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) and NFI Kits, unconditional cash transfer and dry ration kits
  • 04 12,500 + people benefited from CARE India’s outreach to 2500 households in the remote regions of Gorkha and Lamjung districts of Nepal
  • 05 14,342 flood affected people in Tamil Nadu were provided with Shelter NFIs, hygiene kits and dignity kits
  • 06 4,760 people benefitted during Cyclone Hudhud response. They were supported with shelter repair and cash transfers.

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The Creator

Mayalakshmi was always determined to support her family financially. Having learned the technique of de-shelling cashew from her parents at a very early age, she had the confidence to start her own de-shelling center.

She motivated her husband to help her start a manual cashew de-shelling unit in the front yard of their house. After the first two years of hard work, Mayalakshmi could save enough to purchase two de-shelling machines and a small drier, and this helped her to increase production.

During the same time, Mayalakshmi met CARE India’s Women Leadership in Small and Medium Enterprise (WLSME) project team,