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
One of the ADRA Philippines’ staff, Mark Morta was in the island of Masbate conducting relief operations, when the community quarantine was declared. This was the story of how he got home.
In ADRA’s Response in the Philippines, 43.25 tons of rice; 1,180 liters of Clorox; 2,360 pcs of hand soap; and 272 gallons of alcohol were
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKaO1HYLIpc&feature=youtu.be” title=”ADRA’s Stand on COVID-19″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As we face measures that will inevitably cause disruption, let’s remind ourselves of those very simple measures to protect us
Taal Volcano, located in Talisay, Batangas, erupted on Sunday, January 12, 2020. The Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) research specialist Maria Antonia Bornas said, “The speed of escalation of Taal’s volcanic activity caught us by surprise.”