India’s geo-climatic conditions, its high degree of socio-economic vulnerability, makes it one of the most disaster prone countries in the world. It is highly vulnerable to floods, droughts, cyclones, earthquakes, landslides, avalanches and forest fires. CAF India in its pursuit of promoting strategic giving and supporting vulnerable communities has constructively engaged with donors, civil society and government authorities to respond to disasters.


CAF India’s response during disasters

  • Designing and managing relief and rehabilitation strategies / operations.
  • Conducting baseline surveys and analysis of survey data.
  • Close monitoring of activities and timely programme and financial reporting.
  • Enabling affected communities to undergo livelihood training programmes.
  • Provide disaster management education to improve the resilience of the communities and their preparedness to handle disasters.
  • Building a platform to facilitate multi-stakeholder dialogues.
  • Capacity building of NGOs, to deliver desired project outcomes.
  • Helping create awareness among communities about government schemes to compensate victims for damages and facilitate community access to those benefits.
  • Conducting impact assessment of interventions.
  • Initiating state-level advocacy to draw focus to key developmental gaps and policy discussions.

Our experience

CAF India has responded promptly and extended immediate relief and long-term rehabilitation support to affected communities in the wake of the following disasters in the country:

  • Northeast Earthquake (2016)
  • Chennai Floods (2015)
  • Himalayan Earthquake (2015)
  • Jammu and Kashmir Floods (2014)
  • Uttarakhand Floods (2013)
  • Cyclone Aila Relief (2009)
  • Bihar Floods (2008)
  • Tsunami (2004)

CAF India Disaster Relief Fund

The CAF India Disaster Relief Fund is an attempt to be more prompt and preemptive in the wake of any disaster and extend immediate support to affected communities. The idea is to be more responsive and prepared, by mobilising resources in advance so that the available funds can be utilised with immediate effect on the ground, thereby curtailing the risk of losing time and energy in fundraising post disaster. The key objective is to make financial resources available for immediate relief within 24 hours of any disaster and act as one of the first responders on the ground.