World Vision India Relief Response
From the Gujarat Earthquake to the 2004 Tsunami, and to the most recent Cyclone Hudhud that ravaged India’s eastern coast, we’ve been there within hours, responding to the immediate needs of those affected. And we stay for the long run to help rebuild their lives.
World Vision India invests in building community resilience so that they’re prepared to face any disaster. World Vision India has been integrating Community-Based DRR in all its programmes post Tsunami in December 2004. With our presence in 26 states of the country, serving over 26 lakh children, through 203 development programmes, it is our responsibility to build resilient communities.
Our Strategic mandate prioritises building resilient communities through a four-pronged approach which addresses :
Managing disaster risks — natural , manmade and environmental and climate change context; Social vulnerabilities; Economic vulnerabilities and Beliefs and value system.
Our ultimate goal is aimed at preserving life, preventing and alleviating suffering and strengthening resilient communities affected by any kind of disaster including slow onset. World Vision India’s Area Development Programmes (ADPs) aim is to ensure that vulnerable communities are able to recover better.
Some of the major emergencies World Vision India has responded to in the recent past are:
- Kashmir Flood response
- Dhemaji Flood Response
- Darbhanga Flood Response
- Cyclone Hudhud in Vishakapatnam
- Landslide Response in North Bengal
- Floods Response in West Bengal
- Flood response in Cuddalore, Chennai and Nellore