Disaster Relief
J&K - 2014
Nepal Earthquake

The onset of the monsoons in North India has caused widespread flooding in the states of Assam and Bihar, leading to extensive damage, with over a 100 people dead, and 4.2 million people affected. Pragya is working to provide emergency relief to the people most affected by this disaster. Your support can help us expand our relief efforts, and cater to the needs of thousands more who require assistance.

For enquiries related to the relief efforts

Please contact: research@pragya.org

Recurrent droughts & floods are the source of much suffering for the rural poor who are also the most vulnerable. The problem is magnified in remote and less-developed areas where safeguards are the least and preparedness poor, while their inaccessibility hinders quick response and relief by agencies. Climate change has also brought in a new threat of increasingly frequent environmental disasters, among them being receding glaciers, recurrent droughts, flash floods, Glacial Lake Outburst Floods and the immense destruction caused by them to life and property. Rapid and escalating desertification is a slow threat that the agro-pastoral communities in these areas have to contend with, with the associated impacts on livelihoods.

Pragya is studying the phenomenon of climate change induced disasters, and providing inputs for policy action and catalyzing micro insurance and credit to address disaster-related needs. Preparedness measures are being devised and local government councils and village committees are being trained and facilitated for zonation and mitigation measures. Children and youths are being trained for preparedness and relief activities, and villages equipped with food and fodder security systems. Pragya also undertakes response and relief activities in the event of a disaster, and reconstruction of livelihoods and welfare services.

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