India

ECHO Factsheet – India – January 2016

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Key messages

  • India is highly vulnerable to natural disasters including cyclones, floods, earthquakes and drought; strengthening people’s resilience to natural disasters is an essential part of the humanitarian effort.

  • Three protracted crises, Jammu & Kashmir, the North-Eastern States and Naxal-affected areas in central India have created emergency needs. Years of conflict have displaced populations and left many without means to provide for themselves. Providing protection, health and nutrition remains a priority.

  • It is very important to continue targeting marginalized communities such as low caste groups or religious and tribal minorities, who are frequently the hardest hit by natural and man-made disasters, but often fall through the social safety nets and are excluded from relief efforts.

ECHO Factsheet – India – January 2016