When a disaster or a calamity strikes any one area in the world, the first concern for everyone is how to provide the affected people with humanitarian aid. Although, internationally there are some organizations who provide relief supplies to the affected and are open to donations and volunteer work, there are many other channels through which relief can be provided. The good thing about technology and modernity is that communication has opened up by large so when the UNHCR decides on a list of relief items that are necessary for survival, it is easily available to everyone on the internet.
The next step is to see who is mass producing these relief items and at what standards are they kept. There are many tarpaulin manufacturers in various countries, who abide by international standards when it comes to quality control. Other items like blankets, sleeping bags, utensils, repair kits, etc. also all abide an international standard that must be followed in order to provide quality services to disaster struck people. Since these items are needed in dire conditions, it is imperative that the quality withstands all other kinds of mishaps and accidents.
An advantage of mass producing these items is that they are readily available for shipment from storage places if disaster strikes. The typical goals of most companies manufacturing these items would be to first produce in a bigger quantity, price it at affordable rates and also ensure that the quality of the work doesn’t suffer. Any tarpaulin manufacturers, for example, would have to be sure of all three components. Eventually, the step is to branch out and actually provide these items to organizations that stock and distribute them. The most important thing however, remains the quality control and assurance and if the product does not abide by it, then it should not be distributed as it puts many lives at risk.