Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan - six months on

07-05-2014
A wheelchair user next to a sign 'Aging and Disability Focal Point'
© CBM/John Javellana
The Aging and Disability Focal Point in Concepcion, Iloilo

It has been six months since Typhoon Haiyan swept across the Philippines, killing over 6,000 people and affecting more than 14 million. Since then, CBM and partners have been working to ensure that persons with disabilities are included at all levels of relief, recovery and rehabilitation.

People with disabilities actively involved

The central feature of CBM's approach is that Disabled People's Organisations (DPOs) are instrumental in emergency response – the active participation of persons with disabilities is essential in identifying, addressing and overcoming the heightened vulnerabilities caused by disaster.

Persons with disabilities were actively involved in organising emergency relief distributions, and are now running ‘Aging and Disability Focal Points’ (ADFPs) to link people with mainstream services. One DPO has been producing school furniture for mainstream schools.

As well as these initiatives, CBM:

Typhoon Haiyan response - in pictures

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Philippines - typhoon Haiyan

CBM and partners working to ensure that persons with disabilities are not forgotten in the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan

07-04-2014

Inclusive Emergency Response Unit (ERU)

CBM working with local partners to ensure that people with disabilities are included at all levels of disaster preparedness and response

06-11-2014


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