Monthly Archives: July 2015

USAID-CRS Shelter Handover Ceremony in Abucay Relocation Site

As part of its commitment to help rebuild and rehabilitate the lives of Typhoon Yolanda survivors, the U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is helping nearly 3,000 families rebuild their homes in 17 barangays of Tacloban City. On July 21, the U.S. Government formally turned over new transitional homes and […]

Prioritizing Child Protection

In Barangay 60-A, one of the coastline communities completely washed out by Typhoon Haiyan, CRS support has enabled the creation of a Barangay Council for the Protection of Children (BCPC), mandated by Philippine Law. According to Louie Cabaguing Detimas, an elected barangay official and enthusiastic BCPC member, child protection issues increased after the typhoon in […]

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Learning the Value of Preparedness

Before Typhoon Haiyan, Barangay 52 in Tacloban City was ill-prepared to respond to the approaching disaster. Though a Disaster Coordinating Committee (DCC) existed, it had only been established for legal compliance purposes. Many lives were lost in Barangay 52 that could have been saved with better planning and risk mitigation strategies. This is the story […]