Asia is a region that has been badly affected by a multitude of disasters and the possibilities of new disasters affecting the region in the coming years is very high. Natural and man-made disasters are on the rise. Many regions in Asia are considered to be in the disaster risk belts: cyclones, tornados, earthquakes, and tsunami are among the few examples of recurring hazards in the region. Climate change, political instabilities, and rapid urbanization are some of the main contributing factors that may trigger humanitarian crisis situation in the coming years.
Moreover, urban vulnerability leading to major urban humanitarian disasters will be another phenomenon that will affect the region. This means that the region will need to be well prepared to mitigate these risks.
Caritas Member Organizations in Asia, in line with the strategic goals of the confederation and the region, are highly committed to consistently improve both institutions and personnel capacities in responding to the occurring humanitarian crisis in the region.