“Continuous disasters, we must now overcome”
The world is suffering from the worst heat wave in history. The heat wave in 2018,
which completely rewrote the records of high temperature,eventually led the related law revised.
The government has designated heatwave as a natural disaster and urged the central
and local governments to be actively involved in supporting damages
and developing countermeasures.Heatwave is a disaster limited to summer only.
However, the disaster terrifying the Korean Peninsula regardless of the season is fine dust.
As the number of days of clean air and blue sky has decreased considerably,
fine dust became a social problem that threatens public health. In March 2019 fine dust was designated
as a social disaster, and its solutions are being discussed.
As a result of climate change, disasters such as heat wave, fine dust, cold wave, and
earthquakes are becoming common daily events and causing serious damage
to the vulnerable such as children, the elderly, and people with disabilities.
Above all, it is urgent to take measures for them.
To this end, as a disaster relief specialist training organization,
Hope Bridge will educate a greater number of specialized personnel to improve their ability of responding to disasters.
In addition, we are preparing relief goods according to types of disasters and making
customized relief kits for children and the elderly.
This year, we will start implementing disaster management measures to investigate
the cases of victims of each disaster and analyze the data. We wish to be of help to those
who have been affected by disasters so that they can return to their daily lives as soon as possible.
'Hope after the Disaster' starts now.
Chairperson of Hope Bridge Korea Disaster Relief Association