Post-Disaster Coping Mechanisms and the Role of Women and Children: Practices and Interventions
Mimosa Cortez- Ocampo, PhD
Professor and CARD-MRI Professorial Chair Holder (2008-2009)
Institute of Development Management and Governance
College of Public Affairs
UP Los Banos
This paper was prepared to determine the impact of and the post-disaster response/coping mechanisms of women and children to, natural disaster. Organizational interventions and the role of microfinance were also addressed. The research-based paper made use of secondary data available from the different offices concerned as well as primary data obtained thru focus group discussions (FGDs) among 76 women respondents in eight covered barangays at four municipalities/cities heavily affected by Typhoon Reming: Legazpi, Daraga, Camalig and Guinobatan in Albay province. These were areas hit by typhoon or wind, excessive rainwaters or flooding and mudslides from Mayon Volcano.
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