Families living below the poverty line are usually the ones most affected by these disasters. Because of their income, or the lack thereof, they cannot do anything about their living situation which makes their lives and homes at risk. Many of them perished or had their homes destroyed when disaster struck.
The impact that follows a disaster can be equally daunting. Those who were forced to stay in evacuation centres starved and contracted diseases. Many would have lost their livelihood in the onslaught of the disaster and is unable to survive. Those who had lost family members do not have the means to arrange for proper burial.