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Disasters and the local church

Guidelines for church leaders in disaster-prone areas


Cash distribution programme in Haiti

Cash distribution (money from Tearfund) at AFCA Camp, run by Tearfund partner CEEH, Port-au-Prince Photo: Richard Hanson/Tearfund

This popular book is written for church leaders in disaster-prone regions, affected by hazards including floods, windstorms, droughts or earthquakes.

Its purpose is to increase understanding of disasters and give guidance on the practical things a church and its community can do to prepare for a disaster, respond effectively to it and reduce the risk of it happening again.

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