Local Communities Stake Claim in Protecting Disaster-Prone Asia

Inter Press Service: From her half-built house, Ari Haryani takes a few steps to reach a freshly cemented path that snakes through the narrow, dusty walkways of this resettlement village. The path offers the 36-year-old a route to safety in case the nearby Mount Merapi, Indonesia's most active volcano, erupts. "It has given us some security," says the mother of three, referring to the path, one of the many features taking shape to aid this community of 380 homes. "We know what to do and where to run when there is......

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