disaster risk reduction and management

Some thoughts on Balay Mindanaw Disaster Response

How do we respond appropriately to disasters that occur in places that are outside our areas of operations, considering the very limited human and material resources that we have? This has been question that we faced and continue to face in the aftermath of the Pablo Disaster, the Zamboanga Violent

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Balay Mindanaw Earthquake Disaster Response Appeal

Dear Friends and Partners, Once again, we are called to show our concern, care and concrete accompaniment to the people and communities affected by the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that hit Bohol, Cebu, Siquijor and other places in Visayas and Mindanaw. As the extent of devastation gets clearer, we begin to

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An update from Barangay Ban-ao

Balay Mindanaw DR Update No. 5/2013 Feb 27-March 1 2013 by Arthur Neame Many many thanks to BM and to the people of Ban-ao for enabling me to visit and for entertaining me with my questions and observations. Perhaps the first, and maybe the most obvious, thing that has to

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We are workers, not master builders: First 100 Days after Pablo

Balay Mindanaw DR Update No. 4/2013 March 26, 2013   Dear Partners and Friends,  Today is exactly 100 days after we decided to journey with the survivors of Barangay Ban-ao, Baganga in Davao Oriental. HonorableMeraAdlawan-Ching, the courageous lady Punong Barangay of Ban-ao cited that it was on 16 December 2012,

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Balay Mindanaw DR Update No. 2/2013 January 11, 2012 Dear Friends and Partners, Happy New Year! We are pleased to share with you the latest highlights in our continuing disaster response interventions in three communities affected by Typhoon Pablo namely Ban-ao, Baganga in Davao Oriental; Lingig, Surigao del Sur; and

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