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.