Disaster Response

By: carmenwrivera | July 17, 2017


Storing food is just the beginning of being ready and prepared for an event where emergencies may take place. There are other items besides food that may play a critical role when it comes to turn one’s fight for survival into a real success.

 Non-Food Items 

The problem is that many people still lack in awareness when it comes to non-food items. They are not sure of what exactly these items are and this lack of awareness at times may cause delays in sending the right aid to those who may be suffering from a natural or man-made disasters. Following is a list of some items that are recommended for such situations:

Medical supplies:

  • First Aid Kit
  • Bandages
  • Thermometer


  • Wiping products
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet rolls

Personal Hygiene items:

  • Soap
  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste
  • Shampoo
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Insect repellent

Paper Products:

  • Napkins
  • Paper cups and plates
  • Disposable plastic cutlery

Sheltering and Bedding Supplies:

  • Tent
  • Plastic sheets
  • Duct tape
  • Sleeping bags
  • Lasting insecticidal nets
  • Pillow cases
  • Blankets

There are many other categories that are associated with non food items. However, the ones mentioned above are some of the very basic and easy to find supplies that can be donated by one so as to help the suffering in their fight for survival.


There were times when death toll in an aftermath situation used to go into the uncontrollable zones. The reason was lack of emergency supplies and public awareness. However, with the passage of time, international aid organizations and relief suppliers globally have been working in a close collaboration so as to ensure that such unwanted and grave situations can be avoided to the max.

Luckily, things have worked well since then and the influx of these emergency supplies has helped many in making their fight for survival a fruitful one, this has brought the death toll ratio down greatly as well.


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