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Water sanitation ‘crucial’ for new resettlement areas

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CLEAN WATER. Residents in the island-village of Taloto-an enjoy clean water from the solar filtration system built by Iloilo CODE and Christian Aid. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

An aid group working on post Yolanda rehabilitation project says clean water sanitation is usually overlooked in disaster-hit areas

ILOILO, Philippines (Sept. 12, 2016) — While creating new homes should be a key priority of the government and aid groups in rehabilitating communities in the aftermath of disasters, the intervention should not end there.  Continue reading Water sanitation ‘crucial’ for new resettlement areas

Western Visayas shares disaster communication tips for LGUs

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PREPAREDNESS. Local government responders and uniformed personnel participate in a two-day conference on ICT for DRRM organized by the Office of Civil Defense. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

At the ICT Bayanihan Summit held in Iloilo City on Thursday, July 7, local agencies share good practices and challenges in the use of information communication technology during disasters

ILOILO CITY, Philippines (July 9, 2016) — Other local government units, agencies, and groups involved in disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) efforts can learn from the experience of responders and communication managers from the Western Visayas region.  Continue reading Western Visayas shares disaster communication tips for LGUs

Fisherfolk of Naborot Island find hope in seaweeds

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FISHERFOLKS. Women of Naborot Island harvest seaweeds while it’s low tide. All photos from Dennis Amata/ CARE

Amid the effects of El Nino, seaweed production help the fisherfolk community of Naborot Island to recover from Super Typhoon Yolanda

ILOILO, Philippines (May 26, 2016) — The northern part of Iloilo boasts of pristine islands that attract local and international tourists. While people from these islands hugely benefit from tourism for their livelihood, the fisherfolks in a small yet scenic island called Naborot found hope in planting seaweeds. Continue reading Fisherfolk of Naborot Island find hope in seaweeds