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Non-Food Items: How They Provide Backup During Disasters?

May 18, 2017


Generally, people think that food is the most necessary item when any disaster hits. There are others things to consider also. The non-food items are equally important as the eatable ones. You will find much more information in the below paragraphs.

Non-Food Items

How non-food items are important?


First of all, we talk about clothes. They protect you from outside hot and cold weather conditions. In disaster affected areas, people don’t have sufficient clothes to wear. That’s why they are much more important. 

Kitchen utensils:

The kitchen related non-food items are of great importance in case of any emergency. Different things like paper cups and plates are very vital in this regard. If you supply food, but not the kitchen utensils, then how the people make meals for themselves.

First-aid kits:

First-aid kit is also very important. In case if there is any injury to the disaster affected people, it provides them immediate relief. The kit must include ice pack, gloves, saline solution, scissors and antibiotics.

First-aid kits

Sanitary items:

The sanitary items are also required for the disaster affected areas. It includes toilet paper rolls, soaps, shampoos, sanitizers and towels. Hygiene is also important so that diseases don’t spread among the people.

Insecticidal nets:

The insecticidal nets are important for those persons who are facing malaria disease. They protect from insects and mosquitoes. So, that it provides better sleep to the people of disaster affected areas.

Solar lights:

The lights are also required, it would be great if they are solar i.e. don’t require electricity. Such kind of lights help the disaster relief workers to work at night. They get charged by using the sun rays and convert them into energy.


The non-food items are very much required in the disaster affected areas. They are equally important as the eatable items are. Without them, the people of that areas unable to survive, as they provides them shelter, hygiene and lighting.

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