Assisting the victims of natural disasters, India being highly vulnerable to cyclones, floods, earthquakes and droughts remains a priority. .
Alleviating the emergency needs arising from three protracted crises:
Jammu & Kashmir, the North-Eastern States, and Naxal-affected areas in central India, with a special emphasis on protection, health and nutrition remains a must.
Targeting marginalized communities such as low caste groups or religious and tribal minorities, who are the hardest hit by natural and man-made disasters, but often fall through the social safety nets and get excluded from relief efforts is imperative.
Strengthening people’s resilience to natural disasters will continue to be an essential part of the humanitarian effort.