Education helps communities in the Philippines better predict, prevent, and prepare for disasters
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With an average of 20 typhoons or tropical storms a year, the Philippines are among the world’s most disaster-prone countries. To better predict, prevent, or prepare for these natural hazards, disaster risk reduction was mainstreamed in education sector plans and budgets in order to institutionalize emergency preparedness and response in the education sector.
To read a new UNICEF story on the Philippines and increasing education-sector contribution to better prediction, prevention and preparedness for emergencies caused by natural disaster and conflict, please visit: http://www.educationandtransition.org/resources/education-helps-communities-in-the-philippines-better-predict-prevent-and-prepare-for-disasters/