Emergency Relief

Emergency Relief History

Relief refers to the provision of essential, appropriate and timely humanitarian assistance to those affected by a disaster, based on an initial rapid assessment of needs and designed to contribute effectively and speedily to their early recovery. It consists of the delivery of a specific quantity and quality of goods to a quantified group of beneficiaries, according to selection criteria that identify actual needs and the groups that are least able to provide them for themselves.

The Indian Red Cross Society, Tamil Nadu Branch through their presence in the communities is the front line providers of relief. The International Federation brings all its resources together to ensure relief is provided as rapidly as possible.