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27 Apr 2011 description

This report covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2010.

In brief

Programme purpose: To save lives, protect livelihoods, and strengthen recovery from disasters and crises by reducing the impact of, and vulnerability to, disasters through the development and effective use of national, regional and international Red Cross and Red Crescent capacities and resources in sheltering.

Programme(s) summary:

28 Mar 2011 description

Executive Summary

The review comes at a time when the humanitarian community faces a number of daunting challenges. Disasters are increasing, as are the numbers of people affected by them. These are set out starkly in the Chair's foreword and in the report itself.

The UK is a major contributor in humanitarian crises, and is highly respected for its role. Some of the best known humanitarian organisations are UK based, and the British public gives generously in appeals.

15 Mar 2011 description
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15 Mar 2011 14:00

Source: Alertnet // Thin Lei Win

Turkana men slaughter goats at a livestock de-stocking centre in the Loyoro village of Turkana district in north-western Kenya, October 1, 2009. The European Commission's ECHO department organised the de-stocking due to a severe and prolonged drought in the region.

04 Jan 2011 description

(Extract)

What we build: So much more than houses

Building and repairing homes has always been our identity. In fact, we are very grateful to all those who helped Habitat for Humanity serve almost 75,000 families worldwide last year-almost triple the number of five years ago. But the heart of Habitat is not bricks and sticks. It is the desire to demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ by reaching out to help those in need of a better place to live. When we ask, "What will you build?" there are so many answers, because we build so much more than houses.