Disaster Preparedness

Philippines Typhoon causes major damage

Philippines Typhoon causes major damage

A deadly Philippines typhoon that crossed the country on 14-15 September has caused extensive damage and disruption. Typhoon Mangkhut (locally named Ompong) affected more that 270,000 people in 30 provinces as the storm damaged houses, crops and livelihoods. Roads and bridges are blocked by landslides and the electricity supply is down. 138,000 people were forced ...

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Being prepared helps Tonga recover from Cyclone Gita

Being prepared helps Tonga recover from Cyclone Gita

Cyclone Gita hit Tonga on the night of 12-13 February, destroying homes and severely damaging infrastructure on the most populated island of Tongatapu. About 80 percent of the population was affected and over 4500 houses being damaged or destroyed. Government and NGOs have been quick to mount a coordinated response. Caritas Tonga is moving from ...

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UN conference on disaster risk reduction must put people first

UN conference on disaster risk reduction must put people first

Caritas says a major UN forum in Cancun, Mexico on how to better protect people from future disasters must put local communities first. Download Caritas statement. Over 5000 delegates from governments, aid agencies and the private sector will meet at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction conference from 24-26 May in Cancun. The forum comes ...

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