The Philippines 10th – 14th September 2018

The media tends to focus on sudden large disasters, yet miss the profound reality that a majority of people who die unnecessarily each year, die from local events and systems that don’t reach our news reports. Those most adversely affected are from poor and often marginalised  communities, who have received limited-to-no support. Compounding this problem is the ever-reducing availability of resources (international and national) that can be drawn on for the meeting of basic life-saving needs. Even when aid is supplied, building the community capacity to become more resilient for future shocks is limited. Unjust systems continue to be the cause of poverty cycles, death and conflict.