SILVER SPRING, MD—The Adventist Development and Relief Agency’s (ADRA) emergency response team (ERT) is on high alert and has prepositioned resources as Typhoon Hagupit, locally known as Ruby approaches the Philippines.
While the Typhoon has lost some strength and was downgraded from Super Typhoon to Typhoon, it seems to be regaining strength. According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical & Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the storm has maximum sustained winds of 195 kph [121 mph] near the center and gustiness of up to 230 kph [143 mph].
Continuing its fight against Ebola, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has begun a new project to provide emergency supplies and preventative education to 87,000 people and 8 health centres in Liberia.
Since July the disease has spread from three to all 15 Liberian counties, with more than half of the 5,160 Ebola victims coming from the hard hit country.
Written by Gladwin Bol.
Natural disasters, such as cyclones and floods, are a reality of living in the Pacific. The impact of such disasters can be significant and given the remoteness of some islands response from outside is often difficult or even impossible. That is why increasing the capacity of national and local authorities to manage and reduce the impact of disasters, as well as improve the preparedness and resilience of communities, is a priority for Pacific Island governments and the many humanitarian partners in the region.
Background and using the report
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Somalia is an International Non-Governmental Organization registered in Kenya and operating in Somalia. ADRA’s mission is to change one life at a time through enhancing development in individuals and communities. Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to carry out consultancy Training in Disaster Risk Management in Lasnood Somaliland.
OBJECTIVES OF THE CONSULTANCY
The specific objectives of this consultancy are;
· Introducing DRM to the selected community members
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency is a global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church that demonstrates God’s love and compassion. ADRA works with people in poverty and distress to create just and positive change through empowering partnerships and responsible action.