A person in Asia is five times more likely to experience a natural disaster than the average person on earth. Earthquakes, floods, and typhoons are an annual occurrence in this region, and the resulting crises are increasing.

Community-based programs for disaster risk reduction and preparedness are growing to meet this need. These Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) across Asia demonstrate that with unique access and expertise, they can have a dramatic local impact to prevent harm from natural disasters. Over the past 20 years, Give2Asia has supported more than 2,000 national and sub-national CSOs through its international grantmaking work.

However, as our recent report on Trends in Disaster Philanthropy revealed, disaster preparedness work remains chronically underfunded. As a result, too many communities are not adequately equipped for the next disaster.

To continue our commitment to disaster resilience, Give2Asia is pleased to announce a new platform for organizations doing this work: DisasterLink. This website will enable disaster experts in Asia’s CSOs to find peer organizations, strengthen their expertise, and share best practices.

Read the full article about DisasterLink by Avi Rembulan at Give2Asia.