Disaster Relief & Recovery

Typhoon Haiyan Update

Typhoon Haiyan Update

PCI Continues Relief Efforts in the Philippines After two long days of travel overland from Manila, PCI’s Emergency Response Team in the Philippines arrived in the municipality of Hernani with urgently needed supplies it sourced in the capital city. Through a partnership with a member of San Diego’s Filipino diaspora […]

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Latest News on India Floods

Latest News on India Floods

July 3, 2013 – More than two weeks after pre-monsoon rains triggered flash floods and landslides in the northeast state of Uttarakhand, India, the exact number of those killed and missing is still unknown as heavy rains continue to hamper humanitarian efforts. At least 3,000 are believed to be missing […]

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India Flooding: Update

India Flooding: Update

June 24, 2013 – An estimated 1,000 fatalities have been reported in the northern state of Uttarakhand, India, following nine days of flash floods and landslides. Heavy monsoon rains are predicted to continue through the week and the situation is expected to get worse, with hundreds of thousands of people […]

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Earth Day 2013

Earth Day 2013

WET, HOT, WOBBLY AND POOR Our planet is rapidly changing, and more often than not, it’s the poor and marginalized people of the world who struggle to survive when disaster strikes. Over the last decade, India has endured cyclones, major floods, earthquakes, and a tsunami, all of which have contributed […]

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PCI TRAINS NICARAGUAN GOVERNMENT AND NGOs IN DISASTER RELIEF AND RECOVERY

November 6, 2012 (Managua, Nicaragua) — PCI Nicaragua was selected to conduct a series of disaster management workshops for Nicaraguan government institutions, as well as a variety of other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working in disaster response and humanitarian aid. PCI’s workshops focused on populations living in high risk environments to […]

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Tropical Storm Isaac Bears Down on Haiti

Tropical Storm Isaac Bears Down on Haiti

PCI staff is assessing the damage of Isaac in communities of Port-au-Prince. In Ravine Pintade, where PCI and its partners USAID and CHF supported the community to rebuild their neighborhood in the wake of the 2010 earthquake, the drainage systems, homes and other risk mitigation infrastructure handled the storm well […]

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In one of Haitian capital’s roughest neighborhoods, a pretty good second chance

In one of Haitian capital’s roughest neighborhoods, a pretty good second chance

By David Brown, Published: August 18 In PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — In helping give birth to modern cities, disaster has been a useful, if cruel, midwife. In the months following Haiti’s massive earthquake in 2010, people hoped it might be true here, too. There was plenty of precedent. The Chicago fire of 1871 […]

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PCI and Partners Demonstrate Innovative Approaches to Disaster Response with Successful Neighborhood Rebuild Project in Haiti

PCI and Partners Demonstrate Innovative Approaches to Disaster Response with Successful Neighborhood Rebuild Project in Haiti

Integrated Neighborhood Approach Hailed as Model for Disaster Response and Recovery Port-Au-Prince, Haiti (May 27, 2012) – PCI, in partnership with CHF, concludes two years of rebuilding the Port-Au-Prince neighborhood of Ravine Pintade, greatly damaged by the 2010 earthquake. With technical input and funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office […]

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Wet, Hot, Wobbly and Poor? A Recipe for Disaster

Wet, Hot, Wobbly and Poor? A Recipe for Disaster

PCI takes a different approach to natural disaster relief. Instead of just responding after disaster has struck, we focus on minimizing vulnerability to disasters wherever we work. We engage communities in rebuilding their lives, and we help strengthen their resiliency to shocks and disasters to come. Relief-only solutions provide good optics […]

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Haiti Two Years After the Quake

Haiti Two Years After the Quake

On the second anniversary of the catastrophic 2010 earthquake that killed over 230,000 people in the poorest country in the Americas, PCI remains committed to helping the Haitian people rebuild their country. After the quake, PCI and partners were on the ground within 48 hours, distributing over $6 million in […]

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