Tag: disaster management

Living with disasters – preparedness and response in Laos

By Louise Mooney, East Asia Humanitarian Program Coordinator, May 2012 In June last year the remote, mountainous district of Met in Laos’ north experienced the worst typhoon-triggered flooding in local grandmother Seng’s life. Seng’s family’s rice fields, essential to their livelihoods, were inundated with rocks, water and mud when the local stream flooded. “We lost […]

Being prepared: saving lives in Haiti

Today is International Day for Disaster Reduction (October 13), and while most people know we help communities deal with the aftermath of disasters (like the Pakistan floods), you might not know we also do a lot of work helping communities prepare for future disasters. We take you to Haiti to show you how.

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