A town in Nepal continues to recover & rebuild two years after the earthquake
Description: Families in Nepal continue to recover and rebuild from the massive earthquake and aftershocks that rocked the Himalayan country in the spring of 2015. For the Red Cross, delivering lifesaving aid was only piece of responding to the disaster. Two years later, our teams are still on the ground, helping people rebuild in ways that make them safer, healthier, and more economically sound into the future. This includes helping restore families’ sources of income, constructing water & irrigation systems in remote villages, ensuring kids get vaccinated against diseases like measles, and teaching people the skills they need to make their homes safer during future disasters.
25 Apr 2017
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20 Apr 2017
Description: In April 2015, central Nepal was struck by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake and several major aftershocks which killed more than 9 000 people. More than half a million homes were reduced to rubble, and countless roads, bridges and other infrastructure were left in ruins.
Here in the remote village of Barpak, the epicentre of the earthquake, the powerful tremor damaged the walking trails that connected the village to the rest of the country. To restore access to services for the villagers, EU Humanitarian Aid has supported People in Need (PIN) in implementing a trail reconstruction programme in the area. Under the initiative, vulnerable groups, such as breast-feeding women and female-headed households, are encouraged to help repair damaged trails in exchange for cash. This has not only provided affected families with an opportunity to earn income and improved their livelihoods, but also contributed to rebuilding the communities.
Video by People in Need
12 Apr 2017
Description: It is more important than ever to secure sustainable energy solutions in Jordan to tackle the energy challenges in the country. See more about our renewable energy programme funded by the European Union.
07 Apr 2017
Description: United Nations - For decades, the Central African Republic has been plagued by instability and conflict. But in the small Western town of Bouar, ex-combatants are handing over their weapons in favour of working on community projects. With support from the UN peacekeeping operation called MINUSCA, Multidimensional Integrated Stabilized Mission in the Central African Republic, these former fighters are now focused on peace and stability to advance their country.
UN in Action: Episode #1543
Script (Pdf): http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/unia1543escript.pdf
27 Mar 2017
Description: The ‘La Havana’ peace deal signed in August 2016 between Colombia and the main rebel group, FARC, started the process to end a 52-year armed conflict. The amended agreement was ratified in November 2016 despite being rejected by a referendum.
Half a century of war has left over 200 000 people dead. In the past 20 years, 7.3 million were forced to flee.
The peace deal in Colombia involved only one of its rebel groups. Several areas of the country are still hit by heavy fighting.
According to official data, instability and clashes have pushed at least 58 000 people out of their homes last year but NGO numbers are much higher.
According to the humanitarian organisations, between January 2014 and August 2016, on average 16 000 people were displaced every month in Colombia.
Video by Euronews
17 Mar 2017
Description: Following the devastating earthquakes in April and May 2015, many people fled their homes high in the mountains as roads and villages disappeared.
Many of these people fled to the lower mountain belts where they settled on the slopes of the mountains in small make-shift camps, where they were living in appalling conditions without any support unable to make a living.
In response to these needs, in July 2015, Cordaid together with Nepalese partners Parivartan Patra started providing WASH, livelihood and protection support to 500 families in 4 camps in the Rasuwa district.
We trained the people in camp management, built decent water and sanitation facilities, organized hygiene promotion activities, provided mental health care ( through partner TPO) and developed their vocational skills ensuring the restoration of their livelihood.
Cordaid is a global development organization whose mission is to create flourishing, self-reliant communities in the world's most fragile and conflict-affected areas. Together with local actors, we rebuild trust and stability by tackling multiple challenges in healthcare, education, food security and more. We use Performance Based Financing and local investments to secure solutions to complex problems. Our results are visibly shared, through open data and open development, empowering objective and transparent citizen engagement in the South and North.
100 years of experience
The last 100 years Cordaid has been helping the most vulnerable people worldwide. Times have changed, but our mission has not. Today we work in the most vulnerable regions and conflict areas worldwide as well as in the Netherlands, as our 100 years' experience has taught us that creating opportunities is key for all.
13 Mar 2017
Description: Conflict is ever-present in Somalia where armed groups continue to recruit young boys and girls. Recently released, 900 children are being taught new skills such as mechanics, tailoring and carpentry in an effort to help them integrate back into society. The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid Operations contributes funds to these trainings, which are organised by UNICEF and its local partners. The children also receive psychosocial support as a way of recovering from traumatic experiences and getting their lives back on track.
Video by UNICEF
08 Mar 2017
Description: Learn how the Red Cross helps communities through the different phases of disaster recovery, taking a community-based approach. http://www.redcross.ca
21 Feb 2017
Description: On 20 February, 2016, Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Winston devastated large parts of Fiji. Forty-four people were killed, and 350,000 people were affected. 32,000 houses were destroyed or damaged. One year on, Fiji Red Cross continues to work in the hardest-hit areas. In the last year it has helped 77,000 people, providing emergency relief items, as well as safe water, health and hygiene messaging, psychosocial support, new houses, Build Back Safer training and messaging, and improved sanitation. Fiji Red Cross is also rebuilding the 230-pupil Vunikavikaloa Arya School as part of the Government’s Adopt A School programme. Volunteers and staff will continue to work with the affected communities for the duration of the recovery operation which ends on 31 May 2017.
19 Feb 2017
Description: New Zealand Red Cross Secretary General Tony Paine discusses how the lessons learned from the Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Programme have helped shape the day-to-day operations of the organisation at a national level.
13 Feb 2017
Description: Malteser International is working to improve healthcare and people's life in Iraq. We are working in displaced camp, offering medical care in our health centres and through mobile clinic. Through "cash for work", a women's empowerment project, we are helping women get a better life in the camp.
06 Feb 2017