Gramalaya is involved in post disaster relief and rehabilitation activities through distribution of relief materials with the support of CAF India, New Delhi.
Relief materials package was meant for meeting the basic needs for a month period along with a Food storage trunk. In the aftermath of disaster striking the community is deprived of its livelihood options, and access to potable water and safe food. Gramalaya's relief intervention assists the community to limp back to their normal life. These initiatives bring together the community, as the community participation is a key element for disaster preparedness.
During the process of relief material distribution, DPMC-Disaster Preparedness and Management Committee meticulously involved in the sorting-out of the relief packets and providing it to the affected communities without any bias and prejudice.
Gramalaya responds to the humanitarian needs of the people inflicted by natural disasters focusing on the requirements of the most vulnerable community. After responding to the immediate requirements of the affected community, Gramalaya turns its focus on the capacity building of the vulnerable and affected communities equipping them to manage future disaster scenario. Gramalaya has the thought process to Reach the Unreached.
Linking relief and development
Disasters affects the poor and down rotten the most, as they often live in areas that are prone to recurring hazards, such as floods, storm and cyclones. They are the most vulnerable, who lose their homes, jobs and farmland while fleeing the civil unrest and conflicts. Disasters obliterate years of investment and close the avenues of future development. To overcome such situations caused by disasters, the holistic approach is to link relief activities with rehabilitation, recovery and development.
Gramalaya stands for all inclusive humanitarian interventions that enable the affected local community to build their capacity and become resilient towards the future disasters. To practice this approach, Gramalaya has coined the term 'resilient recovery' that enables the most vulnerable people in hazard-prone areas to build resilience and self reliance.