Typhoon Haiyan Relief- Holistic Recovery

Addressing the complex and multi-­‐faceted needs of communities recovering from disaster, JDC is helping to develop a holistic recovery program for village communities on Panay and Bohol Islands and other areas in cooperation with the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) and the Philippines-­‐based Center for Disaster Preparedness. Programs will focus on recovery and rehabilitation and community-­‐managed disaster risk reduction specifically in the areas of livelihood resilience, disaster preparedness, and psycho-­‐ social support.

Activities

Community leaders, local health workers, and educators will receive necessary training in community organization surrounding disaster preparedness, administration of psychological first aid, and resiliency-­‐building. On the livelihood front, fishery and agriculture workers will receive critical tools and industry-­‐strengthening skills to rebuild their sources of income in a sustainable way. These program involve close cooperation with community organizations and village leadership with the goal of comprehensively improving the resilience of thousands of people living in these disaster-­‐prone areas.

Locations

  • Philippines

Sectors

  • Economic Recovery and Development
  • Health
  • Humanitarian Aid

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