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New Zealand: Where art aids disaster recovery

Mar 31, 2015 - 6:32 PM

Art can remind our politicians and the private sector that rehabilitation doesn t deal only with progress reports figures and flowcharts It must be centered on beating hearts and thinking minds

ARTSY PARKING LOTS. Street art lights up public spaces. Photo by Andrew Robles

How preparedness worked in Yolanda-hit areas during Typhoon Ruby

Dec 10, 2014 - 3:51 PM

We have just started to get on with our lives I don’t really understand why we had to go through another typhoon but I am thankful we are all safe now and our house is still here says a Yolanda survivor

RESILIENT HOUSING. Reynante is glad he applied what he learned from the build back better workshop. His house in Dagami, Leyte was able to withstand the strong winds of Ruby. Photo by Leo Neil Competente/ World Vision

PH disaster agency puzzle: What to do with civil society?

Apr 06, 2014 - 8:42 PM

Civil society organizations tell the Philippine government: don t leave us out

File photo of Hernani, Eastern Samar by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Japanese gov't funds P170-M housing project in CDO

Mar 15, 2014 - 1:50 PM

The city government of Cagayan de Oro has identified a 15 hectare land where 1 200 new housing units will be built for victims of Typhoon Sendong

Build back better: Lessons from Japan

Jan 25, 2014 - 12:39 AM

Don t hurry Reconstruction takes more time than you think says an official from a Japanese city still recovering from the effects of a 2011 tsunami

REBUILDING. Higashi Matsushima is 3 years into its 10-year tsunami rehabilitation plan. Their advice? Don't hurry. Reconstruction takes time. File photo by AFP