responding in times of crises
When crisis strikes, urgent resources are ready, and often prepositioned, to reach areas in need as quickly as possible through ADRA’s global network and partners. Funds, materials, and personnel are coordinated through ADRA’s country offices nearest to the disaster so plans can be put into action immediately and appropriate relief supplies reach the areas hardest hit.
ADRA Myanmar responds to humanitarian needs of people in Myanmar by coordinating with UN-OCHA, UNHCR, WFP, UNICEF, the Ministry of Social Welfare and Relief and Resettlement on emergency assessment and response to escalations of conflict and incidence of flooding, landslides, earthquakes, cyclones and other natural disasters. The ADRA National Emergency Management Plan (NEMP) enables rapid mobilization of teams and resources to respond to humanitarian needs and gaps
Did you Know?
Emergencies can mean anything from natural disasters, wars or conflicts, famine and more. For these, Asia is considered at high risk not just geographically, but particularly because millions of people are already living below the poverty line.
Here are some of the ways that we’re helping to reach those in need, particularly Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) during crises:
– Providing cash assistance through unconditional cash transfers and multi-purpose grants to vulnerable households and those with disabilities
– Employing cash for work programs to enable rehabilitation of community infrastructure and access to income earning opportunities
– Constructing and repairing water and sanitation facilities post disaster for displaced communities and camps
– Supporting communities in recovery of their livelihoods through emergency food security and livelihood (EFSL) activities
– Strengthening the humanitarian development peace nexus in protracted settings by aligning development and humanitarian programming to improve education, health and livelihoods
– Reducing risks and increasing resilience of communities to cope with conflict, climate change and natural disasters
– Enhancing inclusion and participation in national transformation processes and economic growth
– Developing desludging treatment facilities to safely dispose of waste in IDP camps
– Introducing gender awareness and WASH trainings in IDP camps and encouraging participation of women in community meetings and decision-making
In 2020, our Emergency sector is impacting 8,556 beneficiaries and supporting 2 projects in Kachin, Chin and Shan States.