People fearing for their lives in the Central African Republic (CAR) have taken refuge in churches.
According to the UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR, around 1,000 people have fled their homes following violent clashes between armed groups in the last week.
A local journalist reported at least 22 people were killed in the latest attacks in the Zemio area (to the south-east of the country) – the same area in which churches are sheltering frightened locals.
The cholera epidemic in Yemen is intensifying with around 300,000 people now thought to be infected.
According to the UN more than 1,700 associated deaths have been reported, with 7,000 new cases each day.
Over two years of conflict have left Yemen's health, water and sanitation systems in crisis.
What is cholera?
Cholera is an infectious bacterial disease of the small intestine. It’s typically contracted from infected water supplies and causes severe vomiting and diarrhoea. It can be fatal within hours if left untreated.
Famine has officially ended in South Sudan thanks to a surge in humanitarian aid. Yet, the number of people at risk of starvation in the country has increased. Meagre harvests and soaring food prices are being compounded by an ongoing conflict, which began more than three years ago.
Tearfund and our partners are continuing to respond, working hard to tackle the food crisis. The need is still great and there are many more people we can reach. Across East Africa, 23 million people are in need of food assistance.
This policy-to-practice paper builds on the ‘Time to move on: National perspectives on transforming surge capacity’ report commissioned by four Charter4Change signatories CAFOD, Christian Aid, Islamic Relief and Tearfund as part of their work with the Start DEPP Transforming Surge Capacity Project, and written by Andy Featherstone –. It is intended to provide the humanitarian HR community with practical guidance relating to the implementation of the report’s main recommendations.
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Based in: Goma, North Kivu, DR Congo
Start date: ASAP
Contract length: 18 month contract (subject to continued funding)
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Project Coordinator to manage the implementation of Tearfund’s contractual obligations of the SWIFT Consortium in DRC. The successful candidate will provide strategic leadership, support and monitoring, and will coordinate the implementation and reporting from Tearfund’s operational team in the DRC, with overall oversight of budget of up to £10 million
Tearfund have recently scaled up our response to the Food Security crisis in East Africa (South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somaliland, Kenya) and this has created a new opportunity for an experienced humanitarian to join our team to support our response in the region and build on the effectiveness of Tearfund and partner staff in the areas of cash transfer programming (CTP) and contingency planning.