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Preparing for disasters in the Philippines: training communities and local government

Project information

In the Philippines, extreme weather events are on the rise resulting in the loss of lives and damage to assets and livelihoods. These events also affect the communities future vulnerability to extreme weather and climate change by modifying the capacity to prepare for and respond to future disaster. The past disaster trends and projected climate change highlight the need to integrate and mainstream disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation as part of everyday life in the Philippines. The Philippine Red Cross is the only non-government member of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council and works with institutions and government bodies to reduce the vulnerability of people to natural hazards.
The project aims to contribute to a common local development agenda for building disaster resilient communities in the Philippines. It hopes to improve the responsiveness and transparency of Local Government Units (LGU) by ensuring participatory and transparent processes for disaster risk reduction and development.

      The target groups of the project includes the Local Government Units, the Philippine Red Cross and the Community based organizations. This will in turn empower the communities and the planned activities will benefit over 900 thousand residents in the area.




Camarines Sur;13.66667 123.33333
Caloocan;14.65 120.9667
Camarines Norte;14.16667 122.75
Sambales;15.33333 120.16667
Aklan;11.66667 122.33333
Valenzuela;14.7167 120.9667
Antique;11.16667 122.08333


Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection - ECHO

Disaster type


Disaster Management Phase

Prevention and mitigation