Natural disasters are sadly too common in Lembang on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, as they are in countless villages across the nation. Over the years, landslides and fires have repeatedly claimed lives and destroyed village infrastructure in Lembang.
Now, with CWS support through the SOLIDARITAS program, community members and local government here are taking steps together to make Lembang a disaster-resilient village.
Caleb Wafula | November 29, 2017
Much of the Horn of Africa is reeling from the effects of what has probably been the worst drought in the recent years. In Kenya, for instance, the situation has been so dire that in February the national government declared the unprecedented drought a national disaster. An estimated 2.7 million people from 23 of the nation’s 47 counties were reported to be at risk of starvation, and persistent pastoral conflicts are contributing to further this deterioration.
In two Jakarta neighborhoods, Community Centers have for some years offered welcoming and safe spaces for refugees and asylum seekers to meet and work together to improve their daily lives – despite the many challenges they and their families and neighbors face. The Centers offer all who are interested a chance to access information, to socialize and to join activities that support health, protection and wellbeing.
As part of our Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs-funded project, 11 Afghans from national and local government entities, and civil society, including NGO and communities’ representatives from Nangahar Province, gathered recently in New Delhi, India to meet CWS Japan team members, along with Japan Conservation Engineers, Co. Ltd (JCE) staff. The group gathered for follow-up support to earlier learning-sharing about hazard mapping and community awareness raising intended to help cultivate a “map culture” in Afghanistan.
This misguided development shuts our doors to children fleeing violence, gang conscription, human trafficking, and sexual exploitation in the region
CAM termination is yet another illustration of the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant agenda that people of good faith must resist together