“The toolkit Building Resilient Communities: Risk Management and Response to Natural Disasters through Social Funds and Community-Driven Development Operations introduces the concepts and components of Community-Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) and their key relationship to the achievement of the development and poverty reduction objectives of the World Bank. “The contents draw upon the...
In this article the author proved that any kind of affliction that a community encounters—i.e. pollution, flash floods, political arrogance, abuse of power of more influential and rich people—can be overcome if there is a united voice of the peripheral communities along with competent and persuasive leaders. Abinales, who is a native of San Mateo, Rizal and acted as an animator for the Basic Ecclesial...
This module emphasizes the importance of conducting earthquake and fire drills and simulations. It also encourages conducting community-based drills and simulations on local hazards.
Module 15 focuses on human life preservation from a body of water (i.e. lakes, rivers, and open sea) by demonstrating “reaching and throwing rescue” and “drowning treatment”.
Lessons in module 12 include basic information about fire (elements, classes, and stages) and its effects. There are also drills/simulations of fast and accurate response to extinguish fire.
Module 11 focuses on giving proper and immediate care to an injured person with demonstrations on first aid procedures for burns, broken bones, and cuts.
The 10th module introduces the importance of emergency response. It also identifies the roles of the children and youth during emergencies by providing food, clothing, and shelter to affected population.
This module discusses the systematic ways of preparing the evacuation center and evaluates the community-based evacuation system.
This report enumerates the significant steps the Philippines have taken in the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action since June 2007. Challenges encountered in the period covered are also included. The latter part of the paper re-assesses the country’s priorities on disaster risk reduction goals for its future outlook.
This publication documents World Vision Development Fund’s (WVDF) experiences on Child-Friendly Spaces (CFS) in two evacuation centers in Saint Bernard, Southern Leyte, Philippines. CFS, a psychosocial intervention for children, is part of WVDF’s emergency response to the tragic mudslide that buried the entire village of Guinsaugon. Various essays of World Vision members’ and communities’...