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Responding to Typhoons

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21 January 2014

How Churches Can Help Without Hurting After Super Typhoon Haiyan.

Jamie Aten asks this question and through research and work being done at HDI he offers the following article to address this question. The article is published in Christianity Today November 2013 Issue

The highlighted points made:

1) Keep Your Focus on the Survivors' Needs

2) Understand Your Motivation for Wanting to Help

3) Volunteer, but Do Not be an SUV (Spontaneous Univited Volunteers)

4) Join Forces and Support Local or Established Church and Aid Organizations

Jamie D. Aten, Ph.D., is founder and co-director of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute (HDI) at Wheaton College (Illinois). HDI are members of Micah Network and partnered with us, alongside PCEC, Integral Alliance and WEA to co facilitate the Solidarity in Disaster Management Consultation held in Manila in September 2013.