Experts estimate that every dollar spent on emergency preparedness is equal to seven dollars in response after a disaster occurs. Whether it’s a natural disaster or a humanitarian crisis, the ability to respond immediately comes from being prepared.
Sourcing and pre-positioning emergency kits means that families in crisis have quick access to vital resources. Food and clean water kits are essential for survival, shelter materials appropriate for each region provide protection, and hygiene essentials prevent the spread of disease.
Emergency response team members receive training to recognize the signs of an impending disaster, whether they are tracking weather conditions to predict a typhoon or following political instability that could trigger a mass movement of refugees. This preparedness allows ADRA to allocate staff and resources where they’re needed most to respond urgently and effectively to whatever may come their way from a catastrophe.