For the past seven months, ADRA Philippines has been actively involved in the rehabilitation of the municipalities of Ajuy & Barotac Viejo, Iloilo after the devastation of super typhoon Yolanda.
Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is one of the cornerstones of ADRA’s programs aimed at making these communities resilient and better prepared for natural and man-made hazards.
ADRA Philippines will turnover DRR kits to the aforementioned municipal governments on November 14 and 17, respectively. These kits include megaphones, flashlights, whistles, life vests, life bouys, fire extinguishers, warning flags, first aid kits, transistor radios and rescue boards that will be distributed to all barangays.
The DRR kits will improve the Early Warning System of the barangays and enhance their emergency preparedness whenever a natural or human-made hazard is imminent.
Likewise, these equipment will boost the capacity of the barangays to respond to disasters by upgrading their early warning communication system in order to save lives.
ADRA Philippines and the theater group Grupong Kriyeyytibs have been teaching communities in Ajuy, Iloilo about disaster preparedness through mobile theater!