Disaster Relief Work
Gorkha Earthquake – Nepal (April 2015) Chennai Floods – India (2015) Uttarakhand Flood – India (2015) Odisha Cyclone Fani – India (2019) Indian Ocean Tsunami – India (2004) COVID Pandemic – India (2020)
Through our global network of volunteers, The Art of Living and our partner organization, The International Association for Human Values (IAHV), has been able to respond swiftly to natural and human-made disasters in different parts of the world. In India alone, we have mobilized relief teams in all major disasters since 2001 and through our efforts brought relief to 150,000 lives.
Uttarakhand Disaster Relief
The International Association for Human Values (IAHV), in partnership with the Art of Living Foundation (AOLF) established a disaster relief fund to provide humanitarian assistance to the victims of the floods in Uttarakhand. Art of Living volunteers were on the ground providing emergency relief including food, medicine and trauma relief to the victims of the disaster and continue to work towards rehabilitation of the victims suffering from the disaster in Uttarakhand.
Emergency Response Task Force Training (ERFT)
We conducted an ERFT to create a dedicated task force that has been trained to quickly handle emergency situations during times of disaster.
Learning to tie a bandage on a head wound Participants performing CPR on a dummy
Kedarnath Disaster Relief
COVID Relief Work in Himalayas
AOL Covid Work in Kashmir
COVID Relief Work Across India
In the wake of the global pandemic COVID-19, daily wage workers have taken the hardest economic hit. In order to ensure these people do not go hungry, the International Association for Human Values (IAHV) along with the Art of Living started a nation-wide initiative on 22 March 2020to provide the food and essentials needed to this marginalised segment of the population.
Story of Change
A shining star on the dark horizon of Kashmir!
A shining example of this tribe is this young Kashmiri volunteer from Srinagar. Salim Malik has been risking his own life to reach out to stranded migrant workers, widows and daily wage earners and ensure they don’t pass a night without food. Over the last two weeks, Salim has turned out to be the proverbial angel, going from home to home and delivering more than 4000 kg of food supplies to over 1600 Individuals/Families on behalf of the Art of Living. What makes Salim’s efforts superhuman is that he is doing it in Srinagar and Pulwama, which often resemble a warzone even without the Corona lockdown.