Millions of people are affected by natural disasters every year and their consequences are catastrophic and emotionally shattering. PRIDE being a people’s organization has always responded to the need on the ground. We make an attempt to address the full cycle of disaster management through our initiatives. Thus, before a disaster occurs we train the communities to be better prepared for the disaster and help lessen the impact. Following a disaster we provide immediate aid to the people to help cope better.

We provide relief aid such as food, clothes, clean drinking water, etc to the affected victims to help them cope better with the stress. We also organise rehabilitation work such as building homes depending on the need of the hour.

The aim of disaster management training is to build the capacity of the communities and that of staff of PRIDE India, to improve preparedness and response at all levels before, during and after disasters and to give all individuals of the community the means to work together in a coordinated manner. We also train government functionaries for preparedness.

Following activities were implemented under the relief programme:

In 2015-16 we organized 2 trainings on disaster management for 75 representatives of 12 villages who successively trained more than 250 villagers. Additionally, advocacy meetings were held with the government officials from the revenue department to prepare for the drought situation in Marathwada region. We were successful in providing additional tankers in the villages in the vicinity of SPARSH hospital, which were severely affected with drought. Further, we also conducted campaigns in the villages to create awareness regarding safe drinking water.

Natural Disasters