Preparedness is critical in times of humanitarian crisis
The people most vulnerable to emergencies brought on by natural disasters, drought, conflict and the outbreak of disease are those in marginalized, vulnerable and poor communities.
iAID is experienced in the role of first responders in humanitarian crises and has extensive experience in emergencies.
Our critical first response actions may not always include a technological solution, but iAID will always research next tier possible technological needs for post-crisis action.
iAID can mobilize resources within 12 to 24 hours, which might include:
- technological support including assessing needs and researching solutions
- detection of human casualties and missing persons
- satellites and drones for surveying and mapping of people trapped in disaster zone and refugee movement
- supply of protective gear against chemicals and infection
- special cellular and/or satellite phone/data communication grids for key service providers in disaster zones
- mobile phone charging stations for disaster victims to connect with family
- coordination and mapping systems
- immediate life support and medical kits
- emergency food supply kits
- purification of surface water
- sanitation kits
- flood prevention kits
- special housing kits
- special heating solutions
iAID also has specialist experience in:
- emergency assessment
- project management of disaster zones
- monitoring and post-crisis evaluation
- impact assessment
- working in a consultative capacity with other key aid agencies
Our post-crisis response helps people to sustainably rebuild their lives and restore their livelihoods, and the future prosperity and wellbeing of their community, in the months and years to follow. This may also include working with the local community to explore disaster risk reduction to help prepare them for future possible emergencies.