The Relief Program aims to reduce health related risks and help to enable affected communities of natural disasters to return to their normal lives. The main objective of HF support is to reduce suffering and maintain human dignity.
HF first carries out an initial damage needs assessment in the affected areas, reduces risks through supporting volunteer disaster response groups to distribute emergency non-food relief items (NFI). HF works with partner organizations and other agencies to optimize resources and enable access to the most affected areas.
HF operations prioritize the most vulnerable populations especially those who have been displaced and those who are in critical need of life saving emergency support and who are not targeted by other humanitarian agencies to avoid duplication and exclusion errors. These also include the most vulnerable groups, i.e. women, children and old people.
HF continue thereafter to gather available information on the population at risk and community vulnerability; and establish on-going liaison with emergency management agencies on the ground. Monitoring is conducted regularly to track the effects and impact of response actions, and track progress of activities and the delivery of outputs.