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The first mission was carried out in 1988 (by the former Swedish Rescue Services Agency) in connection with an earthquake in Armenia. Since then, over 4,200 people have been recruited to at least 700 missions in over 100 countries.

Ms. Glenda Claborne is now on her fourth mission with MSB

The Philippines is located along the typhoon belt in the Pacific and is affected by an average of twenty typhoons a year, with the biggest and deadliest, in most recent memory, being Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in Nov 2013. One would expect that with this geography, climate, and experience with natural disasters, not to mention being a lower middle-income country, that the Philippines would already have a well-established disaster risk reduction and management system making it unnecessary to call for help from other countries.

Latest reviewed: 30 August 2022

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