URGENT TYPHOON HAYAN-YOLANDA
10 projects to develop the means of subsistence of the families in the community of the fishermen of Tiglawigan (Cadiz) – Negros Island – Philippines
The platform humanitarian and solidarity of the Hérault (Montpellier) and his experience in the post…
November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan-Yolanda, category 5 top, the most powerful and the most violent in decades, devastated the Philippines hitting more than 10,000 victims, homeless, without food and drinking water supplies and requiring an unprecedented humanitarian emergency plan.
The image of health programmes, assistance for social reconstruction of habitat and accessibility to drinking water made in Sri Lanka during the tsunami in 2004 and in Haiti after the earthquake in 2010, the platform humanitarian and solidarity (34 Montpellier) engaged with the financial support of the départemental Council of Hérault a post-emergency program, with the disaster of the Negros Island to improve the livelihoods of families of the fishing community of Tiglawigan by the introduction of new sources of income.
Our program aimed at the creation of a community context for only the social reconstruction but also the involvement of all stakeholders, fishermen and mothers, artisans and elected representatives of the community by valuing and in pooling their specificity and their complementarity.
To revive the economy and after an evaluation of the real needs of families study, ten projects have been established by the humanitarian platform and solidarity of the Hérault.
Management of development projects in social reconstruction
Projects consist mostly in the opening of shops specialized, benefiting little by little to families: fashion designers, carpenters, barbers, sellers of dishes cooked, dealers, repairers of motors, grocery of streets (sari-sari), pig farmers.
Restoring a boat to fishermen has been one of the main priorities of the programme, because it is the first source of income of most families: 33 boats with equipment and fishing nets have been afloat, rebuilt by and for the fishermen of Tiglawigan.
In my capacity as Director of the platform humanitarian and solidarity of the Hérault for 8 years, I wanted to strengthen my position within this collective humanitarian and operator of the Hérault Department, following in 2013, «Project manager and development» training (P.C.), provided by the International Cooperation Institute in Paris.
This desire has been motivated not only by the interests of my acquired skills on the job in the field of international solidarity, but also and above all to strengthen the role that leads the platform humanitarian and solidarity of the Hérault for 17 years, management and coordination of actions and humanitarian missions to international interlocutors and actors.
International solidarity as an issue of opening to the world, concept the Institute for International Cooperation, is a major humanist Act which motivated my candidacy to undertake this CP training, because she represented for my professional and personal journey, an excellent opportunity for me to acquire knowledge in implementing systems of mutual assistance, assistance and emergency which today gives me a solid experience in piloting of actions of solidarity.