Disaster Management & Mitigation

With its base in Uttarakhand, SFID is always concern about the fragile environment, biodiversity, its Culture and habitats of Himalayan region. With recent Uttarakhand Disaster, SFID was moved by the nature fury and get involved itself in relief and rehabilitation operations in the most effected villages in Rudraprayag district.Our team was among first to start immediate action and issued appeal within and outside our network to come forward and help the victims of Uttarakhand Disaster at this point of time when they lost their nears and dears, animals, farm holdings and their means of livelihood.

Team SFID team reached Guptkashi in very critical climate conditions with broken roads, bridges, buildings and gushing rivers. We reached in the region of Sonprayag along with a team of doctors and organized health camps, distributed relief material and done need based survey for the victims in support with our local network partners.

Team SFID worked day and night to help local villagers in the following domains and help them to restart their life

  • Psycho Social Care/Counseling & Need Assessment- For the victims of the Disaster

  • Creating Livelihood: Exploring various viable options without promoting migration

  • Education- Free Education for Orphaned children

  • Health Camps- Regular Health Checkup Camps & exploring Telemedicine facilities in the region

  • Capacity Building Program: Free Training on locally relevant vocational skills for local women and youth

  • Shelter & Energy - Promoting Eco shelter & us of solar energy.

Efforts of team SFID were appreciated and covered by national print and electronic media. The Times of India mentioned about ongoing efforts & actions of our team for Relief and Rehab Program in Kedar Valley.

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA): Invited team SFID for its core group meeting and discussed various options and strategic plans with team SFID on Relief and Rehab for Uttarakhand.