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: