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26 May 2014 description
report Mercy Relief

Building Resilience Project equips Bicol region community with improved infrastructure and facilities

26 May - Poverty grips half of the population of Bicol Region in the Philippines. 50% of the workforce is dependent on the agricultural sector that is mainly small-scale and backward.

With meagre economic resources, and regular exposure to extreme climate conditions, these communities are vulnerable to natural disasters.

31 Jan 2012 description
report Mercy Relief

WASHI – DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND RISK REDUCTION PROGRAMME PREVENTED FURTHER LOSS OF LIVES

Ketsana survivors kept safe from Washi through early warning system and structural defence