On Saturday April 16, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador killing hundreds of people, leaving thousands wounded and causing severe damage to infrastructure. Access to safe drinking water and storage, as well as shelter is urgently needed. With your help we can reach the most vulnerable populations with vital assistance.
Building back better after Typhoon Haiyan requires more than houses on safe land. It requires measures to improve the security of land tenure for poor and vulnerable people. Security of land tenure is essential to reestablish shelter and livelihoods and to reduce the risks of chronic poverty. Without measures to promote land tenure security in the Philippines, there are risks that those most affected by the disaster will be more vulnerable to future disasters.