Purpose: A training manual developed by the Philippine Red Cross as part of the project Enhancing capacities of National Red Cross Societies in Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam, in early warning information interpretation, translation and application for preparedness supported by American Red Cross with technical assistance from the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center and the Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System.
Overview: The Philippines was ranked as one of the most disaster prone countries of the world by the Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters and this is not only because of its geographic attributes but largely to the fact that majority of the population resides in hazardous areas. While hazards turning into disasters cannot be prevented, its effects can be mitigated. One way of ensuring such is having an early warning system in place that is not only well understood, but most importantly, generates required action from the communities that receive it.
Audience: Technical staff, volunteers, youth.
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