Two years after Yolanda pounded the Visayas, thousands of families still live in danger zones, in transition homes, or in permanent relocation sites that lack basic utilities and access to schools, health services and livelihood opportunities.
The delay in the implementation of housing projects in Yolanda-affected areas undermines the people’s fundamental right to adequate housing. The growing threat of climate change also exacerbates the vulnerability of Yolanda victims and many other communities living in high-risk areas.
This calls for policy reform and decisive action from government authorities, including Congress, to address many issues in post-disaster housing, disaster preparedness and climate change adaptation.
How do senatorial candidates plan to take on the challenge of building climate resilient and sustainable communities? Find out on March 3, 9:30 AM, at the Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman, Quezon City.