Why Do We Need To Use Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets?

Mosquitoes are the main reason behind the spread of various diseases like Malaria and Dengue Virus. They are the most threatening and life taking viruses which most of the under-developed Asian and African countries are effecting from. They have been taking the lives of thousands of people annually.

To cope with the problem of these viruses and to save the lives of the people of these under-developed countries, it is really important to make sure that we promote the use of the long lasting insecticidal nets. That will certainly help those people cope with the viruses which are spread by mosquitoes.

Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets
Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets

Some facts and figures:

Following facts will help us understand the need of creating awareness among the people of Africa and Asia about the use of the nets.

  • More than 90% of the total deaths because of Malaria occurs in Africa and Asia.
  • The 77% of the reports about at least one type of insecticide resistance.
  • Whereas, 80% of the countries have reported resistance against more than one insecticide class.

How to avoid viruses spread by mosquitoes?

The viruses spread by the mosquitoes can only be stopped by using nets which don’t allow them to pass through them. Nowadays, there are also some insecticidal treated nets which kill mosquitoes. So we can use both of them to remain safe from the life taking viruses.

Insecticidal Nets
Insecticidal Nets

Benefits of insecticidal nets:

Following are the benefits of the insecticidal nets.

Kills:

The insecticidal nets are treated with the chemical and insecticides which kills the mosquitoes when they sit on them. So they are more beneficial, because other nets won’t allow the mosquito to pass through them, but these nets will also kill them.

Protects:

They protect us from viruses that can be caused by the mosquitoes. We can sleep without any disturbance which is caused quite often by their buzz.

Long Lasting:

They are made up of such material which lasts long. One can use them for years quite effectively. Apart from this benefit, they also are really cheap and affordable.

Conclusion:

Malaria and Dengue are the devastating and threat full viruses which are transferred in human beings through mosquitoes. We need to create awareness among the people so they can use long lasting insecticidal nets which would keep them safe from such life taking viruses.

Need Of The Emergency Supplies In Disaster Situation

The emergency and disaster are the unfortunate things that can happen to us any time in our life. So it is better to be prepared for it from the beginning. Instead of waiting for such a thing to happen and put us in miserable condition. In the situation of Earthquake, Blasts, Terrorist Attacks, Flood and Tsunami, we really are at a miserable stake, and at that time huge efforts and helps are required to survive and avoid the starvation and loss of human lives. At that time the NGO’s and the common people of the society, from other states and countries rises to help us and to facilitate us with the essential daily life products, which can help us survive.

disaster-relief-supplies

The list of the disaster relief supplies is not really big. It only contains the food items and such products which are the essentials in survival. We will list down some of those important and essential products here in this article.

  • Water for drinking and for sanitation purposes.
  • Dry milk for the infants and for other children.
  • Supply of the non-perishable food. Such food products which are dry and can be kept to use for a longer period of time.
  • Medicines for the cold, flue, temperature and headache. These common daily use medicines are really important.
  • Making the medical staff available for the people of effected area. So those who are ill and need medical attention can be looked after by them.
  • The medical aid kits for the people.
  • Diapers, clothes for the infants. Their baby products and other essential items such as cream, oil and toys.
  • Towels, garbage bags and plastic ties for the personal use of every person.
  • Emergency lights and the batteries.
  • For shelter the availability of the tents is really necessary so people can survive and save themselves from the weather effects.
  • Clothes according to the weather condition. If it is cold weather, warm clothes shall be provided. Whereas, in hot and warm conditions light clothes shall be provided to the affected people.

The supply of the disaster relief supplies make it possible to avoid any major issues to occur. Once you are in such a situation the basic need at that time is the common daily life products to survive. Those who are still alive in such conditions, need to fulfill their nutritional needs and make plans to reestablish from this accident.

 

Suitable Ideas For Selecting Appropriate Place For A Refugee Shelter

After any misery or mishap the first and the foremost thing come to our mind are the displaced personnel. After any big disaster whether it is man-made or a natural calamity thousands of people are likely to be affected.

Refugee Shelter

Important questions:-

Lot of questions arise at these moments

  • How to accommodate these large masses quickly?
  • Where to setup camps for these disaster victims?
  • How large or small should be the size of the camp?
  • For how long these people will live here?

With these questions other problems also arise on how to feed these survivors, what utensils and other equipment should be provided. In the long run the authorities start to think how to rehabilitate these people back to their areas.

All these questions are pretty hard to answer soon after any calamity. But the best way to accommodate these people is to setup a large refugee shelter. These temporary homes give these poor souls a closed space to live in and protect themselves from the extreme climates of the region.

Main Advantage:-

Protection security:-

These camps provide the people safety and surety that they will be safe from any extreme weather or the rebel parties in the war or conflict situations. They seek asylum in these camps as this is the best and only option they have got.

Appropriate selection of area:-

The place where the camp setup is to be located may not fulfill all the requirements. The main reason for this is that the most suitable areas are already occupied by the locals or are allotted to farmers for farming.

Below are some of the ideas that are useful for the selection of site for installing camps.

Security perspective:-

The ideal place for setting up a camp must be in a safe area that is away from the border and war zones where the terrorists, enemy army and rebels don’t have access. It should also be located in area free of land mines.

Water:-

That area should be selected where there is availability of water. If there are no resources then the authorities should have easy access to this area to provide water.

Accessibility:-

The sit must be in an area where heavy trucks containing equipment and relief items can access easily in all the climates.

Tussle with locals:-

That area needs to be selected where the chances of tussle and brawl between the local and displaced persons is very less. Authorities should take steps to avoid such unpleasant incidents.

Energy sources:-

That area needs to be selected for a mass refugee shelter where energy and electricity sources are available or can easily be provided. Using wood and cutting trees for lighting fires and cooking purposes is resulting in deforestation.

Non-Food Items (NFIs) For Life!

In time of catastrophe or calamity, the primary need is for the shelter, but even when there is shelter the life expectancy cannot be increased unless there are adequate items to ensure the survival of life. And just as everyone has the right to adequate housing, similarly everyone has the right to those elements that ensure the survival and life of the victims. These cluster elements can be used for the displaced as well as to the vulnerable group from those of the life-threatening elements. These ensure the improvement in living conditions as well as they facilitate the durability of life.

Non-Food Items

Here are some of the important and basic non-food items that should be delivered to the affected area along with emergency shelter:

  1. Mattress – at least 1 per person
  2. Blankets – at minimum 1 per person
  3. Kitchen sets – 1 per family
  4. Jerry cans – having capacity of 10 Liters and it should be 3 per family.
  5. Soap bars – 1 per person for every month
  6. Washing powder – for at least 0.25kg per person/month
  7. Stoves – 1 per family
  8. Plastic Sheets – 2 per family
  9. Sanitary napkins – 1 pc per woman, 14-45 years per month.
  10. Tents

These non-food items along with the emergency shelters are provided in cluster for the settlement of the affected individuals. There is a specific cluster response strategy that should be followed in three steps so that all the needs of the individuals should be properly addressed.

  1. Emergency Response – It allows for the analysis of the capacity of the present aid as well as the need of the affected individuals can be analyzed, so that the transparent and accountable displacement of items can be done.
  2. Transitional shelter – It allows for the settlements of the internally displaced people and the relocation to those individuals in a comparatively saver area.
  3. Support and durability – the survey should be conducted and the supportive needs should be provided as per the need of the people of that area. Also the voluntary needs should be provided to as much extent as possible so that the proper protection of life can take place.

These NFIs are distributed as per the need of the affected individuals or the community, so that the sustenance and the survival of life can be ensured for as long as the resettlement can be done.