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Preparing for disaster – a Pillars guide

How to save lives by planning how to respond if disaster strikes


Constructing earthquake resilient houses in Nepal

Constructing earthquake resilient houses in Nepal. Photo: Tom Price

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From: Pillars guides

Practical, discussion-based learning on community development for small groups

This guide encourages communities to consider possible risk situations and helps them prepare to respond effectively. It includes information on first aid, emergency stores and community shelters.

Anticipated outcomes

  • effective and ongoing community organisation
  • communities educated in a variety of self-help measures including emergency health care and maintaining emergency water supplies and sanitation
  • local organisations working effectively together at all levels
  • an improved network of local communications
  • improved co-operation with local authorities

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