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The Role of Family Preparedness in Community Resilience

This year’s target under the UNISDR’s Sendai Seven Campaign is focused on the protection and reduction of the number of people affected globally by disasters. In line with this, “Home Safe Home” became the slogan of the 2017 International Day for Disaster Reduction, which further implies the importance of the family home as a safe refuge in times of disaster. However, aside from the physical aspect, a safer home can never be achieved without the active participation of families in disaster preparedness. During a large-scale natural or human-induced disaster, all resources will be stretched to their limit and it will take some time for the government to respond to the needs of all affected co

DRRM groups, advocates call for safer homes, safer communities

QUEZON CITY, METRO MANILA—Over 150 disaster risk reduction and management advocates from various government agencies, academe, communities and civil society organizations gathered together and celebrated the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) and the ASEAN Day for Disaster Management (ADDM) last Friday, October 13, at Brgy. Sta. Lucia Covered Court, Novaliches, Quezon City. With the theme “Ligtas na Tahanan Tungo sa Matatag na Pamilya at Komunidad”, the celebration sought to share good practices of families, communities, local government, schools and civil society organizations (CSOs) on family disaster preparedness; engage participants in building safer homes; and provide a pla

#DiDRRNatCon: Government, Civil Society, Persons with Disabilities to Hold Confab Disability and DRR

In an effort to institutionalize inclusion in disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM), government agencies, civil society organizations, service providers, academicians and persons with disabilities will unite for a National Conference on Disability Inclusive DRR (#DiDRRNatCon) come October 11-13 at Golden Prince Hotel, Cebu City. Organized by the Center for Disaster Preparedness (CDP), in collaboration with the National Council for Disability Affairs (NCDA), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the Conference would be joined by more than 200 participants from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The



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