Building community resilience to climate change: The role of a Population-Health-Environment program in supporting the community response to cyclone Haruna in Madagascar

This article in the Journal of Disaster Risk Studies examines the community response to Cyclone Haruna in Madagascar, and how this response was strengthened by a community-level population, health, and environment program in the affected regions. Coastal communities affected by this storm coordinated and executed a rapid response to the disaster, ensuring that important information was collected and disseminated and that people’s immediate needs for shelter, food and medical treatment were met. The article also includes the authors’ views on how this approach can contribute to improved community resilience to climatic shocks and other extreme weather events, and more broadly, how this approach might support communities to become more resilient to climate change.

Authors
Vikas Mohan
Karen Hardee
Caroline Savitzky
Country
Madagascar
Topics
Climate Change Adaptation
Health
Evidence and Analysis
Source of Resilience
Social Capital
Ecosystems and Natural Resource Management
Attachments
The role of a Population-Health-Environment program in supporting the community response to cyclone Haruna in Madagascar

Source URL: https://www.resiliencelinks.org/resource/building-community-resilience-climate-change-role-population-health-environment-program