Climate change has made it increasingly difficult to predict when the river will overflow and force the families in the neighborhood to leave their homes. While in the past, floods used to strictly obey the circulation of the two seasons − rainy and dry − nowadays flooding is erratic throughout the year. Silay City is considered as one of the fastest growing […]
Within the first 24 to 72 hours after a disaster, local communities are on the front-line of emergency response. Depending on location and scale of emergency, response time may vary. As this Case Study explores, communities’ confidence to respond to emergencies is commonly based on available resources. However, as CADRE participants in this case learned, basic household items can provide
Case Study: Getting the word out: Women emergency responders in Bangladesh pass message on, train others
In Bangladesh, histories of oral traditions have laid the foundation for community training in emergency response. A strong colloquial culture in folklore and story telling makes a compelling case why community training is practical and effective. In many cases, knowledge equates to power. Within these traditions, women have a central role in passing on knowledge to others as provider and educator
Case study: Coordination improved response time and increased concentration during emergency, volunteers report
As this case illustrates, community-led teams can take a lead in response efforts for disasters of international significance, as well as smaller and more local incidents. The Savar incident is such a case: beginning as a local incident, it has garnered considerable international media attention and led to wide-ranging changes in national and international policy for the readymade garment industry.
Interest Story on Community first responders saving lives in the Philippines. Asian Disaster Preparedness Center – Website: http://www.adpc.net