In an event of emergency where the area is struck by natural or man-made disasters, the demand for relief supplies escalates by default. Emergency is declared in hospitals and people register themselves as volunteers in order to rescue the situation for all those who may be stuck in difficult situation.
There are many people who cannot actually give a helping hand by offering services as a volunteer and this could be due to any personal reason or disability, however they are keen to add their share by donating disaster relief supplies in order to make things easy for the rescue teams, organizations and all those that may be suffering due to a disastrous situation.
The items donated by them can be both food and non-food items and the in most cases they are able and allowed to decide or choose their preferences after having a word with the rescue teams and disaster management bodies. Following image will provide you with an insight of rise in demands for specific relief items over the years:
We all want to help those that are stuck in the middle of nowhere, especially when the area in which they reside is struck by natural or man-made disasters. They may need our immediate attention. To make it a worthwhile effort, we need to know what exactly the right disaster relief supplies are before we jump into the conclusion.
Let’s have a look at some of the most wanted/needed relief items:
Canned Fruits and Vegetables (packed in pop top cans)
Canned Meat and Fish (packed in pop top cans)
Canned Beans and Soup (pop top cans)
Cereals, Oatmeal and Oats
Rice, Pasta and Whole grain
Paper products (toilet roles etc.)
Coffee and Tea Sachets
Tooth brushes and pastes
The list provided above is just to give you an insight of the items that are usually preferred by the relief and aid providers.
Despite all the valiant efforts made by international aid agencies and disaster relief suppliers globally, 2/3 of people who are forced to live a refugee’s life are exposed to health associated threats like Malaria.
In most cases where a land is hit by natural or man disasters, people are evacuated and moved to remote areas. Such areas are may be not be safe and may be adjacent to marginal lands where threats like Malaria vectors breed. One as a relief supplier may find it hard to reach the affected area due to conflict or limitations that are usually associated with war zones.
Professionals associated with this industry are working hard to overcome this life threatening health issue. Core relief items provision Disaster relief supplies, including long lasting Insecticidal nets (LLINS) to protect against Malaria.
Malaria A Living Threat
Caused by parasites present in infected female mosquitoes, Malaria still is a major threat in many parts of the world today.
Almost 50% of world’s population, i.e. 3.2 billion is at risk
Each year 4,35,000 die due to malaria
Children under the age of 5 years and pregnant women are at prime risk.
Sub Saharan Africa is the major victim among all the other parts of the world.
Death toll due to Malaria in African children touched the figures of 305,000 in 2015.
89% Malaria cases were reported by 2015
91% out of them failed to survive.
Malaria can be prevented and cured. Core relief items provision Disaster relief supplies, including long lasting Insecticidal nets (LLINS) to protect against Malaria.
This response from professional relief suppliers has helped in bringing the global mortality rates caused by Malaria down by 60%.
There are many people who may still not be aware and familiar with the actual prescribed aid supplies. Most of them would want to help all those that may be facing critical conditions caused by natural disasters that may have took place in their vicinities.
The situation usually for all those people is on the complicated side and all they are found doing is busy in fight for survival. There is a huge list of non-food items that has been recommended by international aid organizations in order to help those who are trapped in such critical situations.
If you are not sure what non-food items are then you are at the right place, let’s have a look and know more about them:
There is a clear difference between the usual routine outdoor activity shelter needs and the when where one is stranded in a situation faced up with a challenge to fight hard for survival.
When an area is struck be a natural disaster, the residents of that area and even the rescue teams and experts are not sure how long will it take to recover from the aftermaths of such calamities. Simply because it all depends on the intensity and nature of the natural or man-made disaster that may have occur and forced the local residents to evacuate the area.
Those who are affected and suffering try to get their hands on a reliable and lasting refugee shelter so as to be able to live out and see of the difficult times where they are forced to stay away and live under open skies until a point in time where things are under control and they are allowed and able to get back to their homes.
In a disastrous situation or even if one is planning an outdoor activity where one may have to stay out for a few days, the first and foremost thought that may trigger in one’s mind is about a safe shelter.
Let’s have a look at some of the major difference between refugee shelter when compared to the conventional one:
Specifically Designed For Rough And Tough Use
May Not Be Very Tough
Lasting In Nature
Wear And Tear May Be Observed
Approved By International AID Organizations
Not Really, You Can Get Just Anyone
Not Necessary – May Be A Hectic Task To Carry them
Shocked? Well that’s true, we all are humans and we want to help each other in every possible way. Especially when things are dimmer and a natural disaster has struck.
There are both food and non-food items that we try to give away to help those that are stuck in the middle of nowhere, however one must be careful not to give following items while help the ones that are suffering:
Glass Bottles/Containers: Due to massive movement of aid such items may break and may cause injuries.
Scissors and Knives: With their sharp edges they may be hazardous for the aid providing personnel, kids and others.
Liquid Items: They may spill and may damage other products as well
Medicines: This may not help the cause because the medications you may be sending will be either expired or not prescribed.
Batteries: Due to changing temperatures and heavy shifting of aid items, batteries may explode.
One must therefore send non-food items that are prescribed by international aid organizations only as they will prove to be the real help for those that are going through difficult moments.
To make your camping program memorable and to enjoy the different weather conditions out there, you will need to make sure that you are fully equipped with the right kind of stuff so as to be able to meet your needs like shelter, eating and drinking.
Thanks to tarpaulin manufacturers world over who seems to have read the script well and have gone an extra mile to come up with highly well designed and lasting qualities of tarp made tents that can prove to be the best fit for almost any type of event that one is trying to use them for.
Past couple of decades has seen some serious growth and advancements in almost each and every industry sector. Relief sector has been in the same boat, products made of tarp initially were used mainly for rescue purposes only however with the latest advancements, tarpaulin manufacturers have learned different ways in which these products can be utilized to the fullest.
Here are some tips that may help you in using tents to the fullest while camping:
Tuck the edges of your tent’s ground side so that water dripping in a rainy season won’t enter your tent and pool underneath or buy a Footprint mat.
Your rainfly shall be staked out with the help of a taut-line hitch
Out of stakes? No worries, if you have stuff sacks handy you may fill them with sand or rocks and use them instead.
If on Snow, you will need to use ice axe or trekking pole to make a tent based shelter work for you well.
Travel light, you may just carry fly and footprint, poles with you. You will still need insecticidal nets for mosquitoes though.