EMERGENCY RESPONSE

UnV Foundation emergency response, recovery, and prevention programs assist communities affected by environmental or conflict-driven disasters. UnV Foundation helps communities recover from these disasters, assists in rebuilding their lives, and serves to increase their resiliency to future disasters through immediate response and long-term recovery project

 

How do we do it?

 

FIRST RESPONSE & PSYCHO-SOCIAL SUPPORT.

 

UnV Foundation provides emergency response training to communities, offers medical aid, ensures access to healthcare services, and operates mental health and counseling programs in order to support the psychological wellbeing of those who have been through a disaster, especially children.

 

HOUSEHOLD ESSENTIALS

 

UnV Foundation provides necessary personal items during a disaster, as many people flee their homes with nothing but the clothes they are wearing. Examples include warm clothes, hygiene kits, diapers, cooking tools, medical supplies, blankets, and rechargeable lights. When appropriate UnV Foundation provides securely redeemable vouchers to use in local markets to stimulate the economy, foster dignity, and allow communities more choice.

 

FOOD AND WATER AID

 

UnV Foundation provides long lasting food essentials and potable water sources so that families can focus on meeting other urgent needs. These are distributed in kits that can last a family a month or longer and contain appropriate, nutritious items.

 

UnV Foundation provides and constructs transitional emergency shelters, rehabilitates shelters that have been damaged in a disaster, and repairs sanitation facilities to improve community health. We work with local communities to ensure that families can remain in these homes once repairs are completed.

 

Who do we help?

 

UnV Foundation helps people in need, without discrimination. Much of work takes place in fragile and unstable contexts. Human Sri Lanka adopts the humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and independence as the core foundations of our action.

 

UnV Foundation relies on local expertise and constant communication with other actors to make sure that we are serving the communities that need us most, and not just the easiest to reach. As a result, UnV Foundation has many decades of experience working with refugee and internally-displaced population, poor local communities, disabled persons, and marginalized groups.

 

During a crisis, UnV Foundation recognizes that women and children are especially vulnerable to threats of violence, including sexual and gender-based violence, exploitation, and poverty. UnV Foundation gives particular consideration to the unique security and personal needs of women, girls, boys, and men in all of our programs.

 

UnV Foundation meets the immediate needs of victims of natural disasters and civil conflicts north and east with the provision of food rations, clean water, non-food items, transitional shelter and emergency medical services. Beyond emergency situations, UnV Foundation’s field teams provide long term health and nutrition services to communities in need by operating clinics and training health workers.  UnV Foundation also provides water and sanitation programming, providing communities with access to clean water, decreasing the incidence of communicable diseases, and improving quality of life.