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.
“I got back my livelihood, I am supporting my family proudly and leading a dignified life once again”.
Fisherman, Vechoor, Kerala
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
Project Shakthi lends Gopi Strength in the Aftermath of Floods
Kerala, home to serene backwaters, was rattled by a series of torrential rains in August 2018, which caused heavy flash floods. The state had not seen floods of…Read More
Janaki – A Testament to Resilience
Janaki, a 46-year-old woman who has post-polio residual palsy, smiles despite being severely affected by cyclone Fani. The deadly cyclone Fani tore through 14 districts in Odisha on…Read More
Survival after Cyclone Amphan – The Story of an Elderly Couple
“We knew the cyclone would hit, like it does every year, like last year’s Bulbul; but no one thought it would get this bad.” – A resident in…Read More
Persons with disabilities are more at risk in disasters and less likely to receive assistance.