Let's be prepared for when disaster strikes
Why Disaster Preparedness?
According to Professor G.O.P. Obasi, Former Secretary General, World Meteorological Organization, “The most immediate threats to humankind relate to increased variability in the intensity and frequency of storms and other extreme weather- and climate related events such as floods and droughts, heat waves in major urban areas and the impact of sea-level rise on low-lying coastal regions”.
We have seen an increase in the ferocity of hurricanes and their impact on Caribbean islands in the last few years. This theme of our Voluntary Service Framework is to create greater awareness to mitigate against the loss of life and property.
Natural Disasters are a real danger to the island
Diaspora Disaster Response Unit - DDRU
It is not usual and unexpected for members of the Diaspora to respond to the calling when disaster strikes. We have done so repeatedly in the past. Lessons from these is that efforts have not been managed appropriately due to lack of planning and coordination both from overseas and at home.
The main role of Diaspora Disaster Response Unit is to be able to put the mechanisms in place by which all future response efforts are coordinated to ensure that resources are channelled appropriately and transparently.
The plan is establish a Diaspora Disaster Response Unit, with a local branch in Saint Lucia to establish a framework for providing future relief efforts.
Can you help us? If yes,
some causes and projects you can support
We have created a list of possible Causes and Projects that you and your group may wish to support directly or indirectly. This is a starting point. You have well have your own which you are welcome to share with us.