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In August and September this year, communities across the world experienced devastation. From mudslides and subsequent flooding in Sierra Leone, widespread flooding across Southern Asia, catastrophic hurricanes that swept across the Caribbean and United States, the earthquake that struck Mexico and the surge in fleeing refugees in response to the ongoing Rohingya crisis. During such major disasters, business has an important role to play.
By working together with other companies to mobilise private sector resources in the aftermath of a devastating typhoon, the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company provided vital support to communities and helped to restore markets.
The Manila Water Company is helping people in poor urban communities to access clean, safe, affordable water, while improving the quality of the water supply and growing a new customer base.
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By installing solar lamps, stoves, and water filters Pollinate Energy is delivering safe, green, affordable electricity to urban communities in India and growing its business at the same time.
In the wake of the Nepal earthquake, NRS International worked with local partners and engaged their staff, allowing them to quickly deliver relief where it was most needed.
The following reports from Business in the Community's members outline some of the efforts being made by the business community to respond to the huge devastation and loss of life caused by the earthquake in Nepal.