Humanitarian Aid

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Support to Natural Calamity affected People

It's upsetting and heartbreaking to see the aftermath of a natural disaster. All too often, we see news about natural calamities taking lives of thousands people by destroying homes, and devastating entire towns. It's also important to deal with their feelings when you see people hurt by tragedy by losing their loved ones. The stress caused following a natural disaster can lead to ‘burnout’ and physical, mental and emotional exhaustion. Some people will be able to manage the stress but for others it may be difficult to cope. Most people eventually heal and recover and go on to rebuild their lives.

Persons affected by natural disasters should enjoy the same rights and freedoms under human rights law as others in their country and not be discriminated against.

The problems that are often encountered by persons affected by natural disasters include

  • Unequal access to assistance.
  • Discrimination in aid provision.
  • Enforced relocation; sexual and gender-based violence.
  • Loss of documentation.
  • Recruitment of children into fighting forces.

It is generally accepted that the first priority is to protect life, personal security, and the physical integrity and dignity of affected populations by

  • Carrying out evacuations and relocations when necessary in order to protect life.
  • Protecting populations against the negative impacts of natural hazards.
  • Protecting populations against violence, including gender-based violence.
  • Providing security in camps when these are necessary.

A second category of rights are those related to basic necessities of life, including

  • Access to goods and services and humanitarian assistance.
  • Provision of adequate food, and sanitation, shelter, clothing and essential health services.
  • Protection of other economic, social and cultural rights, including.
  • Providing security in camps when these are necessary.
    • Education.
    • Property and possessions.
    • Housing.
    • Livelihood and work.
We at “ Vishwajyoti” adopt a human rights-based response to those affected by natural disasters which is a concrete way to ensure that natural disasters do not exacerbate existing or provoke new conflicts.

About Vishwa Jyoti

‘VISHWA JYOTI’ is a registered organization to serve the poor and marginalised in the society Formed by a group of like-minded people whose heart beats for the poorest of the poor,destitute, orphans, widows, widowers and the neglected of the society. However, the organization is working among the poor mostly,in the rural areas including several indigenous people groups living in remote parts of the country in Odisha and beyond including the Himalayan the belt since 1979. However Vishwa Jyoti came to the lime light only after its registration under the society registration Act of the government of India as Vishwa Jyoti in 1994 and has ever since been serving among the poor and leading them from darkness, towards the light of knowledge, awareness and self-reliance.

Contact Details

VISHWA JYOTI
Address :Plot no :1026 ‘A’
Jagmohan Nagar,Khandagiri
Bhubaneswar -751030, Orissa ( India)
Contact No : (+91) 9437628251

Post Box Address:
VISHWA JYOTI
Post Box : 191
Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Postal Code: 751001

Email: info@vishwajyoti.org
Website: www.vishwajyoti.org