DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Disaster Relief
Uttarakhand-2013
J&K - 2014
Nepal Earthquake

As the raging monsoons continue to wreck havoc in northern India, millions of people are forced out of their homes due to floods and landslides. In flood ravaged states of Bihar and Assam, people are struggling to meet their basic needs of food, shelter, healthcare. With 440 people dead, 10.8 million people marooned by flood waters, Bihar is among the worst hit. Pragya team is reaching out to people in flood affected villages in Araria and Kishangunj districts of Bihar.

Your support can help us expand our relief efforts, and cater to the needs of thousands more who require assistance.

If you would like to help us in addressing immediate relief needs of the flood victims, please contact:

research@pragya.org
+91 124 283 9009;
+91 81307 75455
pragyauk@pragya.org
+44 20 3770 0393

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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