Disaster relief

Guidelines for Effective Funding in Disaster Relief

● Corporates should set aside budget and clarify decision-making processes so that they can respond
to distasters quickly and effectively.
● Most disaster relief funding goes towards attending to the immediate needs of those affected by
disasters. While this is essential, funders should consider the long-term impact of disasters. Funds can
be put aside for reconstruction and rehabilitation programmes following a disaster.
● Although efforts are made to deal with disasters once they have occurred, less emphasis is placed on
preventive strategies aimed at saving lives and protecting assets before they are lost. Programmes
that prevent or minimise damage, and therefore save costs, may be the best investment.