Disaster Management Services (DMS) is one of the major services of the Philippine Red Cross, primarily tasked to deliver humanitarian assistance during emergency and disaster situations. Through its wide network of well-trained, skilled, and committed staff and volunteers across the country, the DMS implements its mandate through an integrated holistic approach to save lives, minimize human suffering, and to reduce losses and damages.
Apart from emergency and disaster situations, DMS has a significant role to build the capacity of communities to minimize the risks, and to immediately cope and recover after the impact of disasters.
Core programs of DMS
Disaster Risk Reduction
Contributes to the development of safe and resilient communities, schools, and workplaces through RC143 in order to capacitate them to prepare, respond, and recover from any emergency situation.
Strengthens the preparedness capacity of the PRC (both the NHQ and Chapters) for timely and effective response.
Provides appropriate humanitarian services in the areas of rescue, relief, health, welfare, and emergency shelter to the most vulnerable groups among the total affected population
Involves the provision, restoration and improvement of shelter, livelihood, and basic community facilities, to improve living conditions and reduce disaster risk, supporting long-term approaches of building back better and safer.
Disaster Operations Page