In August 2014, Relief International (RI), in partnership with UNICEF, successfully completed the refurbishment of WASH facilities at 45 schools in Mafraq and Irbid governorates. The project aimed to improve sanitation conditions for students and to create a better learning environment.
The refurbishment included cleaning of sewer networks, cleaning of pipes connected to the toilets, washbasins, latrines, providing and installing plastic flushing system, providing and installing lighting units, etc.
“These kids are victims of war, and we as Relief International (RI) team believe that they have the same rights as any other students to be educated, continue schooling and pursue their dreams to have a better future” Sukainah and Hamzeh from RI said.
3 children with disabilities were referred by “Doctors Without Borders” to join the remedial education program as from August 24th, which RI is offering in partnership with UNICEF to Syrian refugee students between ages 6 and 18, since March 2013.
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A group of leading aid agencies warned today that parts of South Sudan – already the world’s worse food crisis – could fall into famine early next year if the nine-month long conflict escalates as expected.
A group of nine major humanitarian aid organizations condemns the recent killings and attacks on South Sudanese aid workers in Maban County in the Upper Nile State of South Sudan. They call on all parties to the conflict to immediately stop the targeting of aid workers, to respect international humanitarian law and to allow humanitarian agencies access to reach those in need.
Since Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, communities on the island of Leyte have been hard at work rebuilding, partnering with Relief International to restore access to water and sanitation. Though situations have improved for many rebuilding communities, they are still affected by the effects of Haiyan and recovery efforts continue. One of those is the challenges is restoring damaged water and sanitation infrastructure.
Job Title: Country Director
Reports to: Regional Director, Asia
Position:WASH Program Manager/Engineer
Location:Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar with frequent travel (up to two weeks/month) to Myebon township
About RI:Relief International is a humanitarian agency that provides emergency relief, rehabilitation, and development interventions throughout the world. RI’s programs link immediate emergency assistance with long-term economic and livelihood development through innovative programming at the grassroots level.
Position: Child Protection Program Manager
Reports to: Head of Rakhine Response Program
Location: Based in Sittwe, Rakhine State with frequent travel to Myebon
Duration:6 months (with possibility of extension)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES
The population of Rakhine State already had the second highest levels of poverty in Myanmar prior to the outbreak of communal violence in June and October 2012. Over 120,000 people remain displaced in Rakhine State with many more isolated by a climate of fear that persists. The conflict left many individuals and families living in worse conditions than before and it compounded longer-term development concerns such as sustainable livelihoods and other employment opportunities.