Ethiopia: Linking relief, recovery and development - Opinion

Source(s): Catholic Organization for Relief and Development Aid

"Drought is a slow onset disaster and usually attracts attention too late. Humanitarian response often also follows late. That’s why it is necessary to continue to try and link relief with development and recovery and to prepare for contingency activities" writes Ton Haverkort in his blog post for Cordaid.

According to the piece, over the years Cordaid has expanded it's Drought Cycle Management approach strategy and developed the Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction approach. This allows communities to take ownership of project activities that will reduce their vulnerability to threats like a drought and that will strengthen their resilience.

Ton Haverkort is Cordaid's Country Director in Ethiopia and writes about his work and life in Addis Ababa.

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