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Miss Universe Cordaid Fund

Miss Universe Cordaid Fund

Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines on November 8, 2013 creating a major disaster, affecting more than 12 million people and displacing more than 4 million people. The Miss Universe Organization and Dutch development agency, Cordaid, partnered to create a global fund that will raise awareness and money for regions of the Philippines that have been affected by Typhoon Yolanda. The two international organizations have called attention to the needs of projects that are essential for the country's recovery long after the emergency relief period has ended. The main goal of this partnership is to assist vulnerable communities affected by typhoon Haiyan to increase their resilience to future disaster. The projects discern two, partly overlapping, phases: early recovery and recovery leading to resiliency. Finally people will live in safer, disaster resilient houses, will have access to safe drinking water and use latrines, will take care of managing their natural environment and will have persified livelihood and marketing options. Communities are better able to cope with natural hazards and reduce impacts of a disaster by applying resilient community action plans. Cordaid will remain committed for the years to come to help and ensure that communities be rebuilt with an eye to self- reliance. Cordaid is currently stationed in 36 developing countries working on more than 3,000 projects, ranging from urban housing to womens health and childrens education.

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