When disaster strikes, the affect on individual lives is devastating. Often those hardest hit will be individuals who are least capable of coping in the aftermath. They will often be struggling with their injuries and further burdened by the grief of having lost family members. These circumstances can reduce the most capable of individuals to becoming victims in the need of help.
Al-Khair Foundation has in place a rapid response resource unit i. Whenever disaster strikes, the Foundation directs its resources to the affected area as efficiently as possible. Where other agencies are operational in the area, Al-Khair Foundation will add to those agency’s resources. Where relief agency is to hand, Al-Khair Foundation will send in its own team. This was amply demonstrated in Kashmir, when in the aftermath of the earthquake of 2005, the Indian side of Kashmir was without any aid. Al-Khair Foundation was the first on the scene and has continued to provide aid to the area since then. In the first tranche of aid, Al-Khair Foundation offers food, clothing, shelter, medication and emergency counselling for traumatised victims. The Foundation has been active in Kashmir, Haiti, Pakistan, Sudan and Indonesia in this respect.