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Testing Waters: Lawaan LGU and CDP conducts Typhoon and Flood Drill

Lawaan, Eastern Samar—The Local Government Unit of Lawaan, through its Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC) spearheaded a municipal typhoon and flood simulation exercise last August 5 to test the preparedness and response capacities of both the barangay and municipal LGUs. Facilitated by the Center for Disaster Preparedness (CDP), the simulation exercise enjoined more than 300 individuals and families along with the members of the MDRRMC. The drill tested the early warning systems, communication protocols and the contingency plans to evaluate its effectiveness in time for the forthcoming DRRM planning workshops at the municipal and barangay levels. “We realized t

Barrier-free and Enabling Environment for the Displaced Children of Marawi

After almost three months of war in the City of Marawi, destruction not only on the infrastructures and resources of the city but also on the lives of the people residing there was felt. It resulted to the displacement of thousands of individuals, families, and children to nearby provinces. Some families even reached Metro Manila to stay away from the crisis and try living their lives normally. With the support of American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Center for Disaster Preparedness in partnership with Culiat Elementary School organized a psychosocial support activity last August 4. The said activity was participated by selected students and teachers affected by the war. Psychosocia



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