Disaster Relief

DISASTER Relief & Rehablitation:

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. SAWED 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.

SAWED 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 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.

SAWED intervention during the following disasters:

  • Cyclone Gaja (2018)
  • Kerala Floods (2018)
  • Cyclone Vardah (2016)
  • Chennai & Cuddalore Floods (2015)
  • Uttarakhand Floods (2013)
  • Cyclone Nilam (2012)
  • Cyclone Thane (2011)
  • Tsunami (2004)

SAWED Disaster Relief Fund:

SAWED 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.

To support our projects/Contribute your donation to:


1. To provide relief supplies consist of essential food and non-food items to one victim. INR 8000 US $ 133
2. To provide temporary shelter to one affected family. INR 25000 US $ 420
3. To provide livelihood training and seed capital for their rehablitation. INR 50000 US $ 840
4. To provide school supplies to one affected children. INR 5000 US $ 84