More than half a million people have fled to Bangladesh in little over a month, escaping violence in Rakhine State in neighbouring Myanmar.
CAFOD, the Catholic Church’s overseas aid agency in England and Wales, is responding to the crisis. With its experienced local partner, Caritas Bangladesh, it is providing newly arrived refugees with food, water and shelter, meeting their basic needs for survival.
CAFOD calls for a peaceful election when Kenyans go to the polls on 8 August. Catherine Ogolla, CAFOD’s Country Representative, based in Nairobi said: “The Kenyan people need a sustained commitment to peace, democracy and good governance which can only be achieved through peaceful and transparent elections.
“These are no ordinary elections; the world is watching and, we cannot afford for the social fabric of Kenyan society to be ripped apart again by violence.”
9 July marks the sixth anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, but the promise of the world’s youngest country is marred by hunger and conflict, as millions of people still face starvation.
After more than three years of conflict and insecurity, communities are now stretched to breaking point. The economy has collapsed, malnutrition has soared and hunger continues grip the lives of many.
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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