The Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, suffering from natural disasters such as earthquakes, typhoons, floods, landslides, volcanic eruptions and drought on an annual basis. The country also suffers from ongoing conflict, particularly in Mindanao. Most of these emergencies are known to affect up to 200,000 individuals in an area, leading to the need for humanitarian assistance for affected families.
Local organizations are very empathetic to the plight of disaster-affected families but their projects are usually geared for development and not towards emergency response. Capacities for emergency response in the Philippines can still be improved, maximizing the different actors in the humanitarian field.
Each of the five local organizations has complementing specializations and has strategic operations in all three major island groups of the Philippines. In the event of a natural disaster or conflict, these organizations can come together and launch an emergency response as one consortium.
- Rapid and timely with reduced mobilization time using pre-established systems and local networks
- Appropriate following international humanitarian standards
- Efficient in providing quality assistance at reasonable costs
- Responsible in reducing the long-term effects of a response and in building community resilience
Our strength comes from close coordination with all actors and maximizing participation of affected populations, especially of women, in the humanitarian effort.
- Water, sanitation and hygiene promotion
- Emergency food security and livelihood
- Emergency shelter
- Psychosocial support
- Early recovery
- Camp coordination and management
Who We Are
The HRC is composed of 4 non-profit, non-governmental organizations:
A Single Drop for Safe Water, Inc. (ASDSW)
ASDSW is building the capacity of self-reliant partnerships to plan, implement, and manage community-driven clean water and sanitation solutions through sustainable organizational strategies, WASH Education, and appropriate technologies.
People’s Disaster Risk Reduction Network (PDRN)
PDRN is an NGO committed to working for sustainable development among vulnerable communities through community-based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR). It functions as a support for community-based disaster response organizations (CBDROs), and addresses critical issues in global warming, good governance, and food security and low productivity. PDRN works with vulnerable groups towards building the capacity of
communities to effectively protect them from harm.
Rural Development Institute of Sultan Kudarat (RDISK)
RDISK envisions the attainment of self-determining rural communities whose development is founded on equity, ecological sustainability, gender fairness, respect for people’s rights and culture, and the economic, socio-cultural and political empowerment of the marginalized rural sectors and peoples.