Capacity Building, Disaster Management and Integral Mission

Capacity Building, Disaster Management and Integral Mission

15 January 2007

The Micah Network members are committed to Integral Mission which includes working alongside local communities and churches. Experience shows that the quality of disaster management is directly related to the quality of the relationship between key actors, the affected population and other key stakeholders. Therefore Micah Network will engage in building Disaster Management (DM) capacity of local actors, including Christian communities as well as to establish mechanisms to coordinate resources and advocacy initiatives.

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A Triage Model of Emergency Aid for a Warming World

A Triage Model of Emergency Aid for a Warming World

By Russell McKane
28 March 2011

With the advent of multiple natural and human disasters bought on by climate change, agencies delivering disaster relief and aid need to develop a different model of operating. Multiple disasters and emergencies occurring simultaneously over the Majority world and Minority world will dry up resources (Food, equipment and finances) leaving NGOs the difficult task of allocation of limited aid. In an effort to prepare ahead for a more effective response it is proposed that a triage system be developed. This would be based on similar principles as applied in a multiple accident scene.

A triage system would mean not treating some patents (not responding to a region or country in crisis), providing sustenance support for others, and focusing on those able to be helped. This would require developing a set of rules that all providers agree to before the hard choices need to be made. It would also mean the need for rules of disengagement should the situation on the ground be shown to break the engagement conditions.

As an important component of the Model each individual country needs to develop the ability to manage crisis internally and NGO's need to develop individual country branches able to operate independently. This should include the development of stores and supplies ahead of any event.

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Post-typhoon Morakot

Post-typhoon Morakot: How disaster-resilient recovery enables sustainable livelihoods for indigenous communities in Taiwan

by Torbors Chyuan - September 2018

Taiwan is one of the most vulnerable countries of natural disasters in the world. Typhoons and earthquakes are very common in people’s life, therefore we reckon Taiwan is very experienced in post disaster relief. Furthermore, due to its mountainous geography, Taiwan has a population of indigenous people who reside in remote mountain areas, where the disasters are most severe. This year’s topic is resilience, therefore we think we have experience to share. Read report
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