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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

  • Map to saving lives in the Philippines

Map to saving lives in the Philippines

  • 5 August 2014
A 'Risk Map' is helping communities in the Philippines make their own plans on how to be better able to resist future natural disasters in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.
  • Drought hits Pakistan’s desert peoples

Drought hits Pakistan’s desert peoples

  • 9 April 2014
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.