Some basic rebuilding in communities that were flooded last July in Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady region has improved the lives of 85 families in 2 villages of Maubin township, which is due West of Yangon.
As part of an ongoing effort to find suitable foster parents for unaccompanied and separated refugee children (UASC) in Jakarta, CWS recently hosted a one-day Good Parenting workshop for potential foster parents. Also joining the workshop were couples who are already foster parents as well as some of the children they have welcome into their homes.
Recently, 10 Afghan citizens representing government and civil society (community development councils and non-government organizations/NGOs), joined a ‘technical transfer’ workshop about hazard mapping and disaster risk reduction (DRR) that was organized by CWS Japan in collaboration with Japan Conservation Engineers Co. Ltd. and funded by Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During their time in Tokyo, participants leaned about key DRR mechanisms in Japan, and worked on developing the technical skills need to create hazard maps, including QGIS and risk analysis.
Elisabeth is a farmer from Bo’ne Buntusisong village in Tana Toraja District of South Sulawesi province. The village, like countless others in Indonesia, is prone to disasters, particularly landslides.
Following a particularly damaging 2016 landslide that destroyed farm land and road access, effectively cutting the village off for a number of weeks, CWS worked to further mobilize Bo’ne Buntusisong’s residents through a Safe Schools, Safe Communities initiative that had begun the year before – with Elisabeth as a keen participant from the start.
Maubin Township is a two-hour drive west from Yangon, and Inn Ma Su village is one hour’s drive from Maubin Township center during the dry season and about 1.5 hours – by boat — in the rainy season when all roads are flooded. About 1,400 people in 322 families live in Inn Ma Su and in nearby Kyone Cha, Ywar Ma and Sint Ku, and all these villages flood annually from July to September.
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