DiDRR & Humanitarian Response

Reducing the impact of disasters on affected communities by mitigating and reducing risks
Humanitarian Hands-on Tool (HHoT) (App-based), which CBM developed, is available on Google Play Store, which provides a step-by-step guide on how to implement an inclusive emergency response.

humanitarian activities

The barriers persons with disabilities face are greatly amplified during conflict and disaster. CBM’s humanitarian activities aim to equally reach and actively involve persons with disabilities, addressing specific needs while promoting and facilitating full inclusion in mainstream services.

Our work experience during major floods, cyclones, earthquakes, and pandemics in India has shown that many of the barriers to inclusion of persons with disabilities in both preparation and response to disaster are due to a lack of awareness and a lack of proper planning. Our work ensures full inclusion and meaningful participation of persons with disabilities and their representative organizations in needs assessments, design, implementation, coordination, monitoring, and evaluation of humanitarian and disaster preparedness. We support inclusive disaster preparedness programmes, which build community resilience; we also respond to all major humanitarian crises across India with immediate relief and short-term & long-term rehabilitation.

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“I got back my livelihood, I am supporting my family proudly and leading a dignified life once again”.


Fisherman, Vechoor, Kerala

Programme Milestones

  • 2008

    Kosi, flood

  • 2006

    Tsunami, Cuddalore

  • 2004

    Earthquake, Gujrath

  • 1999

    Super cyclone, Orissa

Our Impact

During the last financial year we were able to make a difference to 2,400,341 lives. 15,222 people received other medical services.


Corona Response: Households benefited from Hygiene Kits


Corona Response: Households benefited from Food Rations


Patients without COVID-19 symptoms managed as per COVID-19 prevention protocols


Corona Response: Face masks distributed to beneficiaries


Complete personal protection kits for doctors


Corona Response: Persons counselled on psychosocial support

Case Stories


Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction

Year after year, Assam has borne the brunt of devastating floods, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. In 2022, witnessing the plight of those affected, CBM…

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A seminar on building community resilience

CBM India Trust conducted a one-day orientation seminar on “Village Disaster Management and Safeguarding Strategy Formulation” in New Tehri, Uttarakhand. Tehri is home to around 6.18 Lakh people…

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Persons with disabilities are more at risk in disasters and less likely to receive assistance.