Efficient disaster risk reduction and climate change adaption measures urgently needed
November 12, 2014 - The first anniversary of super typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) reminds us that the Philippines is already suffering from the impacts of climate change. We at the Climate Change Network for Community-Based Initiatives (CCNCI) fear that not enough measures have been undertaken to prepare the country for future disasters. While the Philippines may have the best legislations such as the Republic Act 9729 or the Climate Change Act of 2009 and the Republic Act 10121 or the Disaster Risk Reduction Management Act, these policies have not substantially lessened the vulnerability of the poor in times of calamities. We, ...
Disaster survivors extend help to Mayon evacuees
[caption id="attachment_12106" align="alignleft" width="300"] TABI's disaster preparedness committee members on relief efforts for evacuees of the impending Mayon eruption in Guinobatan, Albay. Middle photo shows Gemma Paycana looking after dried goods distributed by TABI. Gemma and her sister, Yolanda (lower left) are both evacuees and TABI volunteers.[/caption] Guinobatan, Albay - Yolanda Opiana turned 56 on October 7 in a place not her own but where she is very familiar with - in an evacuation center. "Dito na ako inabutan ng birthday ko (I celebrated my birthday here),” Yolanda recalls without a trace of resentment. Yolanda, who is from the outlying municipality of ...
Photo Gallery: Relief distributions for Yolanda
CDRC, together with its Regional Centers (PCDR, LCDE, STPRC, and CPRS), conducted relief distributions in Negros Oriental, Capiz, Mindoro Oriental, Mindoro Occidental, Samar, and Eastern Samar from December 2013 to January 2014 to serve the Typhoon Yolanda-affected families. This was supported by Diakonie Katasrophenhilfe and the German Government. A total of 6,300 families were served through this project. [gallery ids="11903,11911,11910,11909,11906,11907,11908,11905,11904,11902,11901,11900,11899,11898,11897,11896,11895,11894,11893,11892"]
Photo Gallery: Yolanda Relief Operations
The first three weeks of our Relief Delivery Operations for Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) have so far reached 13 provinces -- Leyte, Samar, Eastern Samar, Mindoro Occidental, Mindoro Oriental, Palawan, Cebu, Capiz, Iloilo, Aklan, Bacolod, Negros Occidental and Masbate. We have served more than 17,000 families. All thanks to our donors and volunteers! Mabuhay! [gallery ids="11820,11821,11822,11823,11824,11825,11826,11827,11828,11829,11830,11831"]
CALL FOR DONATIONS FOR YOLANDA SURVIVORS
Any amount that you can give will be highly appreciated, and will go directly to CDRC’s relief and rehabilitation program. You can deposit directly to the following accounts: Peso Account: Account Name: Citizens’ Disaster Response Center Bank: Metrobank, Examiner Branch, Quezon City, Philippines Account No. 636-3-63600741-3 Dollar Account: Account Name: Citizens’ Disaster Response Center Bank: Metrobank, Examiner Branch, Quezon City, Philippines Account No. 636-2-63600158-3 Swift Code: MBTCPHMM Donate online: Support our Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) Emergency Response
Photo Gallery: Relief delivery in Malabon
CDRC and CREST distributed relief goods to flooded communities in Malabon. Civic Force and Japan Platform supported the distribution. [gallery ids="11623,11624,11625,11626,11627,11628,11629,11630,11631,11632,11633,11634,11635,11636,11637,11638,11639,11640,11641,11642,11643,11644,11645,11646,11647,11648,11649,11650,11651,11652,11653,11654,11655,11656,11657,11658,11659,11660,11661,11662,11663,11664,11665,11666,11667,11668,11669,11670,11671,11672,11673,11674,11675,11676,11677,11678,11679,11680,11681,11682,11683,11684,11685"]