Caritas and Disaster Preparedness

Caritas and Disaster Preparedness
Caritas knows that preparedness is a wise investment, greatly reducing the impact of natural disasters. It means using our resources efficiently and harnessing the knowledge of our staff to stop a crisis becoming an emergency.

We have plans and supplies already in place so that we are ready to help in the crucial first hours after a disaster.
 We also work with local partners and communities to think ahead – building hurricane and earthquake resistant homes and schools, flood defences and community granaries.

As our changing climate means that some of the world’s poorest areas are being hit more frequently and more violently by extreme weather, disaster preparedness is becoming even more important.
With better disaster preparedness, we can save lives and livelihoods and make people better able to cope with crises.

Caritas updates on Disaster Preparedness

  • Drought hits Pakistan’s desert peoples

Drought hits Pakistan’s desert peoples

  • 9 April 2014

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Pakistan’s desert regions of Cholistan in the southern Punjab and Tharparkar in Sindh are facing a hunger crisis. Caritas Pakistan is providing food and medical aid to those most in need.

  • Caritas aiding Philippine flood victims

Caritas aiding Philippine flood victims

  • 25 September 2013

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Monsoon rains have caused deadly flooding in Manila in the Philippines and in other areas, affecting over a million people. The torrential down pour has cause widespread damage to homes and infrastructure.