Disaster Response

Disaster = Destruction

DESTRUCTION is caused in 2 ways:

  • Natural
  • Human-made

Natural disaster: a phenomenon that may cause loss of life, injury or other health impacts, property damage, loss of livelihoods and services, social and economic disruption, or environmental damage.

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Human-made: Human-instigated disasters are the consequence of technological or human hazards. Examples- stampedes, fires, transport accidents, industrial accidents, oil spills, terrorist attacks, nuclear explosions/nuclear radiation. Other types of induced disasters include the more cosmic scenarios of catastrophic global warming, nuclear war, and bioterrorism.

Various phenomena like earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, tsunamis, cyclones, and pandemics are all-natural hazards that kill thousands of people and destroy billions of dollars of habitat and property each year.

The high degree of socio-economic vulnerability and unique geo-climatic conditions make India is the most disaster-prone country in the world. The country is highly vulnerable to floods, droughts, landslides, earthquakes, cyclones, avalanches, and forest fires.

According to the Disaster Management Authority of India, 27 states are disaster-prone out of 35 states and union territories. And as per the analysis, almost 58.6 percent of the landmass is prone to earthquakes of moderate to very high intensity; over 40 million hectares (12%) are prone to floods and river erosion; of the 7,516 km long coastline, close to 5,700 km of area is prone to tsunamis and cyclones; 68% of the cultivable area is vulnerable to drought and hilly areas are at risk from landslides and avalanches.

Key Programs under Disaster Response

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Disaster is a series of casualties’ damage to properties, infrastructures, environment, and essential services of livelihood on such a huge scale, which affects the normal life pattern or eco-system in an extra-ordinary way.

Following are the major aspiration fulfilled by the Roshni ( Sanstha):

  • Distribute Food and Clothes to the people who lost their Financial support in disaster.
  • Roshni(Sanstha) help people in resume their lives by providing them facilities like employment opportunity, healthcare, education, etc.


In India, due to unplanned urbanization, day-to-day changes in climatic conditions, lacking the awareness of disaster management and epidemics & pandemics create a situation where services and interventions are required to save the life or the environment at the time of disaster emergency.

Roshni Sanstha initiated to help children and their families, especially widows who lost their survival support in disaster by food & clothes distribution and other need at the time of calamities under the Disaster Response program. Some of the calamities in Uttarakhand and Bihar flood Roshni Sanstha help to rebuild the lives by facilitating their education, healthcare, and livelihood.

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