HI leads celebration of 2016 NDPR Week in Capiz

The heavy down pour failed to dampen the high spirits of the participants of the first “Walk for Disability Rights and Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction” of the Municipality of Sigma, Province of Capiz. The activity pushed through as more than 100 locals joined the activity. They were mostly members of disabled people’s organizations (DPOs) of…

DIDRR orientation reaches 120 locals of QC

This year, Handicap International (HI), as part of the national organizing committee for the celebration of the 2016 National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week, joined other organizations and agencies in identifying activities for the said event. They decided to conduct an orientation on disability inclusive disaster risk reduction (DIDRR) that aimed to inform DRR…

HI participates in nationwide shake drill

In 2015, the Philippine Government, through the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHILVOCS), started its intensive awareness campaign to prepare the public for an expected 7.2 magnitude earthquake. This expected earthquake will be triggered by the movement of the West Valley Fault (WVF) which has a recorded movement interval of 400 years. The last…

Gov’t agencies, orgs trained on inclusive CBDRRM

Children, youth, older people and persons with disabilities are disproportionately affected by disasters resulting from barriers that cause exclusion in all phases of disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM), leading to higher risk of death, injury, secondary impairments and all forms of abuse. With this, there is a relevant need in making DRRM efforts inclusive…

Inclusive CBDRRM training manual finalized, to be launched

Its geographical location, exposure to increasing and extreme climate change-induced weather events and the vulnerability of at-risk persons make the Philippines one of the most disaster prone countries in the world. With this, different agencies and organizations working with at-risk persons including children, youth, older people and persons with disabilities developed an inclusive community-based disaster risk…

Philippine gov’t to SURGE, DIPECHO: You are handing over safer communities

MAKATI CITY – Marking the end of its work in the Philippines for more than a decade, the European Union Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department’s Disaster Preparedness Program (DIPECHO), together with the Scaling Up Resilience in Governance (SURGE) consortium, has officially handed over its advocacies, learnings, and knowledge products to the Philippine government. Through…

Handicap International releases Annual Report for 2014

Handicap International’s latest Annual Report provides an overview of our work for and with vulnerable sectors, including persons with disabilities, for the whole year of 2014. The report documents the continuation of our emergency response in particular areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan, and as well as development-oriented projects and initiatives during the past year. Financial…

Remita: Looking forward to tomorrow

“Of course I remember you. It’s good to see you!” This was Remita’s enthusiastic greeting as she paused from tending her small vegetable patch to greet Handicap International’s shelter team, who came to check the condition of her newly-repaired house in Barangay Bangonbangon, Sigma, Capiz, Philippines. 74-year old Remita and her 72-year old husband Amador…

SURGE conducts orientation on accessibility law in ComVal province

COMPOSTELA VALLEY – To further advocate the need for inclusive community-based disaster risk reduction plans in the area, the Scaling Up Resilience in Governance (SURGE) Project in Davao Region conducted an orientation on the country’s accessibility law for officials and staff in the province of Compostela Valley. Organized last June 15, the project team of…