Responding to Emergencies
LEADS reaches out to communities affected by socio-natural disasters in times of dire need. LEADS distributes emergency relief packs consisting of both food and non-food items, for communities affected by the various emergency situations that arise in the country, be it natural calamities such as floods and landslides, man-made disasters such as the Easter attacks in 2019 or other emergency situations like the COVID-19 pandemic. LEADS also provides psychosocial support for survivors of tragic calamities and provides support in the form of post-disaster recovery assistance in a bid to help those affected return to normalcy.
LEADS is also committed to mitigate and reduce vulnerabilities of communities at higher-risk of socio-natural disasters. Communities in high-risk zones are equipped with early warning systems, safety centres and other disaster risk reduction interventions so as to safeguard them in the event of a crisis situation.
LEADS’ relief operations and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) interventions are designed and implemented on the principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence.