HomeIMCC Journal of Sciencevol. 1 no. Special Issue (2021)

Overcoming Poverty by Building Disaster Risk Sensitive and Sustainable Communities

Royce Torres | Helen S. Tejero | Esmeralda Padagas



This paper discussed how the outreach programs of Iligan Medical Center College (IMCC) help in overcoming poverty by building disaster risk sensitive and sustainable communities. To date, three major disasters visited Iligan City: Typhoon Sendong in 2011, five-month long Marawi siege in 2017, and COVID-19 pandemic in 2021. The aftermath of Typhoon Sendong and Marawi siege, coupled with COVID19, has greatly hampered the lives of the affected communities. Through the organization of outreach programs such as Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA), several people have been capacitated and catastrophic effects of the disasters are slowly attenuated.