by Sue Chamberlain
A CVTL integrated Community-Based Health Promotion and Disease Prevention program is supported by the Austrian Red Cross and co-funded by the European Commission through its humanitarian office ECHO
CVTL's work on improving the general living conditions of the poorest and most vulnerable people, with support from ARC and ECHO, is directly benefiting 3,427 persons in the district of Ermera.
The beneficiaries include 1,002 villagers in the disaster prone communities of Lebomeo and Buburia, and 2,425 villagers in Aporadu, Aramehun, Talimoru, Pasahei and Mutumau.
By CVTL Staff Antonio Castro da Costa and Michael Johansson
Cruz Vermelha de Timor-Leste (CVTL), whose banner sports the Red Cross emblem enclosed within a shield outlined in red, is a familiar presence at many temporary camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in East Timor.
As the national humanitarian auxilliary in Timor-Leste, CVTL is at the forefront of humanitarian response in times of crisis or emergency.
The present IDP situation in the country may be traced to the sacking of a third of the country's defense forces in March 2006, which exacerbated …
By CVTL Staff Isidoro "Zidho" Correia and Antonio Castro da Costa
By Amalia Soemantri and Virgil Grandfield, Banda Aceh Operational Centre/Indonesia
After a massive tsunami killed thousands of Indonesians on 26 December 2004, the East Timor Red Cross (CVTL) decided to assist old friends and new neighbors in Indonesia. In April of this year, the CVTL sent a water and sanitation team that represented the first overseas mission for the Red Cross of the world's youngest country.
When CVTL water and sanitation technician Jo?