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 ....
Community Preparedness in a Typhoon Haiyan Affected Area
April 19, 2016
Photo: Lucia being evacuated by the emergency rescue team during a typhoon simulation in Guinob-an Barangay, Philippines.
In the midst of an evacuation, a woman screamed: “Fire! Fire is burning my house! Help!” She shouted loudly, but everyone else were busy evacuating themselves and their family members that no one came to rescue her. When some neighbours approached and urged her to evacuate, she refused ....
ASB Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Trainings in Nepal
April 05, 2016
Indonesia and the Philippines has just completed two introductory trainings on
disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction (DiDRR) in Kathmandu, Nepal. The
trainings were conducted with ASB’s Nepal Office. The first training was for
ASB colleagues from Nepal, Georgia and Latin America. This was followed by a
training for ASB Nepal partners including civil society organisations (CSOs)
and disabled people’s organisations ....
Joint Effort towards Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction
March 24, 2016
These recent weeks, ASB team in Indonesia receives significant
updates regarding participation of people with disability in disaster risk reduction (DRR)
practice from partners in some provinces across the nation. There are increasing
numbers of disability representatives actively involved in DRR activity. On the
other side, DRR stakeholders (government institution, DRR forum, academic
institution) also open more opportunity and encourage ....
Shifting Perspectives: Enabling Persons with Disabilities to Contribute to their Communities
March 08, 2016
Photo: Ms. Judith
Cruz presents a community disaster risk management action plan as part of the
ASB funded A2D Project ENABLED
project in Tabogon, Philippines
Changing community perceptions of person’s with disabilities’ capabilities is an
ongoing challenge in the barangays (villages) where the post-Haiyan project Enhancing
Resilience through Disability Inclusive Community-Based Disaster ....
Women with Disabilities for Disaster Risk Reduction
March 08, 2016
“They might call it impairment,
but for me this is a hidden potency!” said Mrs Supriyati, a disaster risk
reduction (DRR) activist with a visual limitation. Mrs Supriyati was actively
involved in a disability-inclusive DRR (DiDRR) programme implemented by ASB’s
Office for Indonesia and the Philippines with support from the German Federal
Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in Bantul, Yogyakarta. ....