Disaster Risk Reduction in the Philippines
Thanks to the Vodafone Foundation's Grahame Maher Award we're currently working in the Philippines in the community of Banaba, which is on the outskirts of Manila. Our work in Banaba focuses on pro-active disaster risk reduction (DRR) rather than simply responding to a disaster.
The Philippines is one of the world's most disaster affected countries, and the recent impacts of Typhoon Haiyan make the need for a proactive approach to disaster clear. By focusing on increasing communities' resilience we can help hundreds of families avoid this kind of devastation.
From investing in Resuce Boats to supporting youth environmental activism, our work is helping Banaba's most vulnerable become more able to meet their own needs.