Disaster Relief

CIHF is quick to respond to disasters both manmade and natural across India.

In an event of a natural disaster CIHF’s top agenda is as follows:

• Create a disaster relief fund

• Provide emergency relief in terms of food, shelter and clothes to the victims

• Rehabilitation, reconstruction and resettlement

• Diversification of livelihood support base

• Strengthening community level coping mechanisms to deal with future disasters

• Disaster preparedness workshops

Role of CIHF & Its local Chapter:

• Networking with credible NGOs across India.

• Thorough due diligence of potential partner NGOs.

• Disbursement of funds.

• Tracking and monitoring of the project with special focus on fund utilization.

• Regular visits conducted to the affected site.

• Regular updates sent to the corporate.

• 80 G certificates sent to the corporate (in case of corporate giving).

• 80 G certificates sent to employees (in case of employee giving)

CIHF hugely supported the relief measures during major disasters like:

Bihar Flood Relief 2008 & Mumbai Disaster Response Fund 2008

• Reconstructing the lives of 5,000 flood affected people.

• Providing kitchens, balwadi, vocational training and health facilities.

• Providing toilets to maintain levels of hygiene.

• Running community kitchens to provide 3 meals per day

• Providing shelter to cattle of the families affected

• Help & Support providing immediate relief to 40,000 floods affected people.

• Interventions for Rehabilitation of Victims & their Need assessment study.

• Follow up visits & Strengthening of Emergency Shelters