Half the world's poor live in coastal areas. These areas are often already under threat due to poorly planned development but challenges are made worse with natural disasters and climate change causing more floods and extreme weather events such as hurricanes and cyclones.
The "first wave" emergency aid efforts after a disaster often gets most of the media attention. However, after the first recovery period, communities need assistance with a longer term impact. That is where organisations like the World Fish Center come in.
This short video shows how one remote fishing community in Aceh is benefiting from rehabilitation efforts that put the community at the heart of planning and implementing new options for the future.
The World Fish Center published an interesting summary of their recommendations on post-disaster rehabilitation of coastal communities in Waves of Change.
With thanks to my Friend E for the link!
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