Over 40 percent of the world’s natural disasters took place in the Asia Pacific region, making it the most disaster prone area in the world. Since 2005, approximately 500,000 lives have been lost and 1.4 billion people have been affected. In the coming decades, it is estimated that the lives of 200 million children each year will be severely disrupted by disasters.
SAFE STEPS Natural Disasters aims to provide easy-to-understand educational messages on how to prepare for natural disasters to as many people as possible so they can be safer and more resilient.
NATURAL DISASTERS AMBASSADOR
In the wake of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in November 2013, Hon. Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Pacquiao donated his time to be the SAFE STEPS ambassador and share the life-saving advice on what to do in the event of a natural disaster. He is a survivor who understands the impact of natural disasters first hand and a humanitarian.
Manny Pacquiao is an internationally recognised Filipino boxer. A Representative of the Lone District of Sarangani in the 16th Congress of the Philippines, Pacquiao is the founder of the Pacquiao Partnership for the Poor Inc., which provides health, education and livelihood assistance to marginalised communities and individuals. He is also the Habitat Hero Ambassador for Habitat for Humanity that supports poverty alleviation through building homes and communities and a staunch advocate of the movement against human trafficking.
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