Visiting Kebonagung, the resilient village
February 07, 2017
On 26 January 2017, ASB invited civil society organisations
(CSOs) and Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) from the Philippines to visit
Kebonagung Village in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. There were 18 participants
involved, including Head of Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office
(CDRRMO). During the visit, not only the participants witness the harmonious Javanese
community, they were also involved in a profound ....
DPOs calling for collaborative work to strengthen resilience
December 14, 2016
The capacity of persons
with disabilities has been inappropriately judged due to the lack of common understanding
on disability. Although the number of persons with disability is significantly
increasing with continuing road accidents, disasters or major illnesses, they
are still struggling to be considered in most development works including in
disaster risk reduction. Persons with disabilities were often left behind in
Raising Awareness to Reduce Mortality: International Day of Disaster Reduction Celebration in Cebu City
November 14, 2016
CEBU CITY, THE
PHILIPPINES – Marked the celebration of the International Day for Disaster
Reduction, the Cebu Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Network
(CDiDRRN) launched a series of information caravan and roadshows in
hazard-prone municipalities in the province of Cebu.
The first leg of the road-show was held in the municipality of San
Remigio on October 13, 2016. The initiative was conducted in collaboration ....
October newsletter is out now!
October 07, 2016
Our latest newsletter (in Bahasa) is now available.
Go to our 'Resources' page or click here to ....
Strengthening Local Resources for Emergency Response
August 30, 2016
Typhoon Haiyan devastated major parts of the Philippines in 2013,
Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB) Deutschland deployed its First Assistance
Samaritan Team (FAST) to deliver primary health care during the emergency
response phase. Skillful team members were directly deployed from Germany as
the Philippines Government opened doors for international assistances to
overcome the massive destructions caused by Super-Typhoon Haiyan. ....
Persons with Disability as Strategic Partner for Disaster Management
August 18, 2016
It has been
a common knowledge in disaster management that persons with disability are
counted as vulnerable element within a community. Without fairly considering
their capacity, persons with disability have often been stigmatised and
underestimated. By the birth of national regulations (Perka BNPB No. 14/2014
and Act No.8/2016 re Persons with Disability), Indonesian government is
developing commitments to shift the common perspective ....
Disability Representation in Asia Pacific Earthquake Response Exercise
August 08, 2016
“This wheelchair doesn’t
‘disabled’ my knowledge, experience and strong motivation to help others,” said
Supriyadi. He is a former rescue team member of Indonesian Red Cross in Klaten
District, Indonesia. Supriyadi involved in some emergency responses, including
in 2006 Mount Merapi eruption, just before a big earthquake hit and affected his
physical condition. “I was still in my Red Cross uniform when ....
Include All, Safety All
June 27, 2016
To many people, disaster risk reduction (DRR) might
sounds unfamiliar and very technical. Some people might even say, DRR is
government's responsibility or in other words, someone else's business. To
level up the stress, it would be much harder if it is disability-inclusive
disaster risk reduction (DiDRR). Expertise is required in this case.
To us in Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB) Indonesia &
Philippines, disaster is ....
10 years together with Indonesia
May 31, 2016
Ten years ago, ASB started working in Indonesia following the May 27 th Yogyakarta and Central Java earthquake. Initially, ASB started providing relief items and emergency shelter to address the immediate needs of affected households and communities. This was followed by supporting reconstruction efforts through building temporary schools and permanent community health centres. Recovery of livelihoods was also a priority to ....
Stay Alert! Drill On-going
May 12, 2016
On Friday morning, April 15 2016, community members in Guinob-an Village
were ready to run a typhoon simulation when the rain suddenly started to pour
down. It got heavier and heavier and most of the village councillors were in
doubt on if the drill could run, but they decided to keep the simulation plan
running anyhow. Village captains took a lead in encircling the area and
announcing a hazard warning. He used not only megaphones and an ....
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