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Disasters and emergencies threaten the rights of children and damages the communities they live in.
Plan India has been responding to disasters in India since the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. During the last ten years, we have responded to more than 15 large, medium and small scale disasters across the country and have supported more than 102,627 families (513,138 people) including children and youth.
Plan India works to reduce the risk when a disaster or emergency occurs. Our response is aimed at the core humanitarian needs of children and youth with quality programmes and continued support in their recovery and rehabilitation.
Our Disaster Risk Management Goal
Children of all age groups, their families and caregivers live in disaster resilient communities and enjoy their inherent human rights at all times, including the right to life with dignity during crises.
We focus on core humanitarian needs during emergencies
Humanitarian relief and response interventions of Plan India are based on both the needs and vulnerabilities of communities in general and children in particular. We endeavour to address the survival needs of the children and their families in the event of a disaster along with child protection and education as key focus areas.
Among various lifesaving programme sectors, Plan India accords priority to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and Food Security and Nutrition as they tend to increase morbidity and mortality rates, particularly of children.