Developing countries are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including tropical cyclones, floods, landslides, droughts, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and tsunamis.
Safenet Group stands ready as a contractor to help governments and aid agencies in countries during times of natural disasters. Assistance may take the form of relief supplies, medical teams, law and order personnel, transport, landmine clearance and communication.
- Disaster preparedness. To ensure effective responses to conflict and natural disasters, Safenet works in cooperation with international and domestic partners to improve disaster preparedness. This includes the drafting and implementation of a Disaster Risk Reduction Policy
- Food aid. Safenet assists in the air and ground transportation of food aid to remote areas.
- Refugees. Safenet assists in the construction of temporary housing for refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs). Safenet also provides air and ground transportation as an integrated function for the movement of any such groups of people.
- Rehabilitation and reconstruction. In many cases long term relief is required after an emergency. Safenet therefore as a contractor supports rehabilitation and reconstruction activities in areas that have been struck by disaster or conflict. To reduce the likelihood of a similar disaster happening again, recovery and reconstruction efforts are underpinned by the ‘build back better’ principle. This means taking steps to ensure that disaster affected communities will be more resilient to future natural hazard events.
- Mine action. Landmines and other explosive remnants of war pose serious obstacles to sustainable development in many of the world's poorest countries. They can be found anywhere and often deprive affected populations of basic needs such as access to water and health facilities, use of fertile agricultural land, and communication. Safenet provides support to mine clearance, mine risk education, victim assistance and advocacy activities, in collaboration with a range of international, regional and local actors.