Mudslides in Sierra Leone’s capital city Freetown on Monday August 14 killed over 300 people. Cordaid’s team in Sierra Leone is coordinating with Caritas partners to provide relief aid to victims of the disasters in communities that were the most affected. Our colleague Ngozi Monica Cole reports from Freetown.
Most victims lived in informal settlements
The following is a press release (408.34 kB) signed by 35 INGO's working in the Central African Republic
Bangui, August 11th 2017
Following the escalation of violence in many parts of the country, NGOs signatories, members of the INGO Coordination Committee (CCO) in the Central African Republic (CAR) call for an increased protection of civilians and an improved humanitarian access to allow the affected population access to vital aid.
As NGOs working across CAR, we witness the impact of violence on the civilian population on a daily basis:
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RCA : Le regain de violence contre les civils menace la fourniture de l’aide humanitaire essentielle et la survie des populations fragilisées par la crise.
Cordaid has launched a new project in the Central African Republic this week: ‘Shelter Assistance to Vulnerable Conflict-Affected Communities in Koui and Bocaranga’. This project, funded by the CAR Humanitarian Fund, responds to the most critical humanitarian needs of the communities in those regions.
Resilience is the ability to anticipate risk, limit hazardous impact, and bounce back through survival and adaptability. Resilient communities are able to minimize the disaster’s disruption to everyday life by protecting their local economies. Resilient communities are not only prepared to help prevent or minimize the loss or damage to life, properties and the environment, but will have the ability to work through recovery, rehabilitation, and reinstate the essential services needed enabling day-to-day life activities.
For the Cordaid Country offices in stressful complex and fragile settings Cordaid is looking for
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