Thursday 1 February 2018
Tearfund, this week, celebrates the completion of 108 model houses in Palung, in the Makwanpur region of Nepal. Tearfund was one of the first agencies to start building permanent, earthquake-resilient shelters following the 2015 earthquake, which killed nearly 9,000 people, injured 22,000 and left millions homeless. With Nepal positioned in a zone of high seismic activity, the familiar maxim ‘prepare for the worst, hope for the best’ should be considered sound advice.
During the flooding in Bangladesh, Bibha’s house was washed away. With her family she managed to take shelter in a neighbouring house.
Both she and her eldest daughter fell sick with a fever. With the roads destroyed around Kurigram she had no way to get to the health centre to get help.
Bibha’s husband is a labourer, but during monsoon season he doesn’t have any work and the whole family has to survive on only one meal a day. Now their circumstances had just got much worse.
by Andrew Horton
Over the last year, the eyes of the world have occasionally turned to Yemen. And when they’ve turned, they’ve seen and wept at the crisis and desperation. But fixing focus has been harder. That focus is what is needed, according to Tearfund’s Middle East Response Director, Kieren Barnes.
With over 700,000 cases of cholera affecting over 90 per cent of the country, and a conflict that has devastated lives, and destroyed much of its infrastructure and economy, this is a nation on its knees.
Jo Khinmaung-Moore, Tearfund’s Senior Policy Adviser on climate change and energy explains what’s happening in the flood-hit areas, why the flooding is so bad this time and how Tearfund (and you) can make a long-term difference.
How bad are the floods?
The current floods are the worst in decades and are happening across a larger area than tends to be affected during the monsoon. An estimated 24 million people have been affected so far.
How has this flooding occurred?
AT A GLANCE
- 16 million people affected
- 10,000 homes destroyed and 100 schools closed in Nepal
- Nearly 3,000 villages underwater in Assam state, India
- More than 600,000 people forced to flee their homes in Bangladesh
- Tearfund’s local partners on the ground now
Hundreds of people have been killed and millions left without shelter by extensive flooding across India, Nepal and Bangladesh.
Maps & Infographics
Tearfund’s Nepal team has an exciting opportunity for a Grants and Information Officer. The Grants and Information Officer will be responsible for coordinating all proposals, including partnership proposals related to the appeal, internal and donor reporting, and project knowledge management systems within the Nepal programme.
Based: Juba, South Sudan (with regular travel to field locations)
Contract duration: 2 years
To start: April 2018
We are currently seeking an experienced Finance Compliance Analyst (FCA) to support the programme Finance Manager in fulfilling his duties overseeing our large operational and partner based programme in South Sudan.