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02 May 2018 description
report Cordaid

Financial services play a key role in refugee populations helping them to be more resilient. However, as refugees are perceived as high risk they struggle to get access to finance. The Rural Finance Initiative (RUFI) proves that lending to refugees can be profitable.

06 Feb 2018 description
report Cordaid

In Northern Uganda, Cordaid has built a water supply system that produces up to 80.000 litres a day and serves thousands of people. It’s just one of many things we have done recently to respond to the needs of refugees coming from South Sudan and the host communities that welcome them.

21 Jun 2017 description
report Cordaid

Karamoja, a vast semi-arid landscape in northeastern Uganda, is the country’s most disadvantaged region. The area has high levels of poverty and the lowest level of access to or use of basic health, nutrition and education services. Karamoja is known as pastoralist area, with nomadic herders, however around 90% of the population also lives from crop production. Chronic poverty is largely attributed to drought, climate variability, disease outbreaks, social insecurity and conflict.

Resilience building programs

09 Jul 2015 description
report Cordaid

South Sudan celebrated its independence four years ago. Today, the country has plunged into a terrible and man-made disaster. Is it possible to end the protracted South Sudanese civil war? Cordaid asked two committed South Sudanese about solutions and ideas to bring about peace in their embattled home country.

21 May 2015 description

Lessons by Partners for Resilience: moving from output to impact

by Juriaan Lahr, Head of International Assistance, Netherlands Red Cross

30 Oct 2012 description
  1. Population and General

There are approximately 20 million pastoralists across Sub-Saharan Africa. Pastoralists - people who depend primarily on livestock or livestock products for income and food- typically graze their animals on communally managed or open-access pastures, and move with them seasonally. Adding in agro-pastoralists-who derive 50 per cent of their income from non-livestock resources-the numbers reaches over 30 million in the Greater Horn of Africa (CAADP Policy Brief No.6, March 2012).


06 Oct 2011 description
report Cordaid

Disasters and their effects are well documented but little mentioned is how people have traditionally coped before disasters strike. Evidence exists that communities are endowed with traditional early warning systems that ensured safety for communities and minimal loss of lives and property to hazards. More recently, climatic change has created confusion in the ecological system such that indigenous early warning systems have either been discarded or underutilized.

07 Jan 2010 description

The next 12 months will be critical for the future of Sudan. As the country marks the fifth anniversary of the signing of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement that ended a devastating civil war, southern Sudan has seen a major upsurge in violence. In 2009, some 2,500 people were killed and 350,000 fled their homes. With landmark elections and a referendum on the horizon, the peace deal is fragile and the violence likely to escalate even further unless there is urgent international engagement.

Southern Sudan is one of the least-developed regions in the world.