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What does it mean to be disaster resilient?

Posted on: Fri 31 Jan 2020

We’ve been bearing witness to devastating bushfire events here in South Australia and around the country, a firm reminder of our changing climate and the need for us to become more prepared and resilient in the face of increased extreme weather activity.

SACOSS Disaster Resilience Project Officer, Kathy Mickan, speaks to Small Change’s Lisa Burns about what it means to be disaster resilient, the role that community services play in keeping people safe and how we can support organisations who are not funded to plan and prepare for emergency situations, but feel they have a responsibility to support vulnerable members of the community.

Produced by Lisa Burns

Image supplied and approved by SACOSS

Find out more about the SACOSS Disaster Resilience Project

Hear more about disaster and recovery at SACOSS Conference 2020

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