ADRA Philippines takes a comprehensive approach to emergency management:
- By working with communities to prepare for and mitigate the impact of disasters through a Disaster Risk Reduction program as part of its ongoing development initiatives
- By partnering with local groups to provide immediate assistance when an emergency hits;
- By working with the affected people to help them recover after the crisis has passed through early recovery interventions.
We place great importance on building local capacity and long-term resilience to external shocks. We are committed to meeting international standards of quality, accountability and community participation.
A National Emergency Management Plan facilitates an immediate response to a range of emergencies with funding from ADRA International, the ADRA Asia Regional Office and local church partner.
OUR EMERGENCY RESPONSE
When the Stronger Together Project began in 2020, it was a result of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Philippines partnering with ADRA to mitigate the pandemic’s negative impact by providing PPEs and disinfectants to health facilities, constructing and installing foot-operated handwashing facilities in public spaces, providing educational materials for children about COVID, and by providing psychosocial support for medical frontliners.
The EMPOWER project’s goal is to strengthen the resilience of the high-risk communities of Itogon and Pinukpuk during disasters by working with the local government units and the different sectors to improve the formulation and implementation of their DRR policies by making it more INCLUSIVE.