Disaster Management Unit
Sarvodaya Disaster Management Center is a core unit of Lanka Jathika Sarvodaya Shramadana Sangamaya committed to community-based disaster response. Through its focus on training, mobilization, rapid response, information sharing, and collaboration, SDMC strives to be a leading entity in disaster management, risk mitigation, providing relief, and building resilience at the community level.
One of the primary functions of SDMC is to provide comprehensive training and capacity building programs to Sarvodaya volunteers and community groups. These training initiatives equip individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively respond to disasters. By empowering volunteers and community groups, SDMC ensures a robust and coordinated disaster response system. The current momentous project under this theme is establishing Community Life Saver Project, “CL REACT”.
During times of emergencies, such as floods, landslides, tornados, and tsunamis, SDMC swiftly mobilizes its trained volunteers. These volunteers are deployed strategically across affected areas and coordinated through the extensive Sarvodaya Network. By leveraging this network, SDMC effectively mitigates disaster risks at the community level.
Rapid response is a key aspect of SDMC’s emergency operations. In critical situations, SDMC promptly provides essential medical assistance and relief supplies to affected communities. By prioritizing immediate needs, SDMC ensures that affected individuals receive timely support and care.
A vital component of SDMC’s work is the Disaster Resource Center. This center serves as a hub for sharing and disseminating vital disaster-related information. By providing up-to-date information, SDMC enables communities to make informed decisions and take appropriate actions to safeguard themselves during emergencies.
Moreover, SDMC collaborates closely with the national Disaster Management Center to facilitate early warning systems. Through this partnership, SDMC plays an active role in issuing timely warnings and alerts to vulnerable areas. By leveraging technology and expertise, SDMC strives to enhance preparedness and reduce the impact of disasters.