people affected by disaster

What happens to people affected by disaster

The poorest in society are particularly at risk due to disasters. Because they often live in precarious accommodations on unsafe terrain, be it in river beds or on steep slopes. In situations like this mariyamdawood offers many services, provides food an shelter to them and many more.

Many poor people can only eat one-sidedly, have no supplies and no reserves. Access to drinking water is scarce. In the event of a disaster, they are often severely restricted in their movement and cannot move out of the danger zone. Children and people with disabilities as well as the elderly are particularly affected. This increases the risk of being hit by a flood, drought, earthquake or tsunami.

With the vulnerability, the risk increases

Conversely, a lack of knowledge about protection and a lack of mobility increases the risk of being hit by disasters. In particular, creeping catastrophes such as long-term and repeated droughts or floods make people poor.

Anyone who has lost their house, forfeited the harvest or lost their cattle, who has had to leave their place of residence or who lives in an emergency shelter for a long time, has to reckon with further restrictions: children often cannot go to a regular school for years and their educational opportunities sink. Those affected cannot find work and use up their savings.

Strengthened forces of resistance reduce poverty and vulnerability

That is why disaster risk management aims to prepare people for future disasters in the best possible way. Knowing how to protect yourself and your family will at least reduce the risk of losing your life or being hit hard by a natural disaster.