Community Engagement & Humanitarian Partnerships Newsletter, June 2017

Burundi Humanitarian Hotline: Changing lives, one phone call at a time

Daphrose sits quietly in a Burundi Red Cross Society vehicle, sceptical that the 3-hour trip from her village to Gitega city in northern Burundi will change her life for the better. “I have tried many things to treat this fistula complication for seven years,” she says. Read more

Trial & Error

How we found a way to monitor nutrition through SMS in Malawi Read more

Read the East Africa Humanitarian Private Sector Partnership Platform (HPPP) Newsletter April 2017

Empowering women through cooperatives in Ethiopia

Local women defy drought and come together to start their own business, boosting the local community and enhancing economic independence. Read more

Radio by Boat: Recruiting sailors in the fight against cholera

In Central African Republic, Honka Cholera broadcasts inform boat passengers how to protect themselves against cholera. Read more

The Alternative Talking Drum

Watch this film about BBC Media Action's Water Sanitiaton and Hygiene project for the urban poor through community radio stations in Kenya. Read more

Somalia: Humanitarians listen more to community needs in drought response

32-year-old Shukri Abdinasir* is a mother of 11 children aged 4 months to 13 years old. She arrived in Somalia’s Bay Region after her husband died of acute watery diarrhoea — an illness that has claimed the lives of 700 people since January 2017. Read her story

Language, power and aid effectiveness - journey to scale (Translators without Borders/ ELRHA)

Voices for action: Looking at food and nutrition security through the eyes of the Maasai community in Kenya (African Population & Health Research Centre)

Change is a must to remain relevant in our business! (World Vision International)

Community engagement at the centre of disaster response (OCHA)

Case study: ETC/WFP - Internews Community Radio Rehabilitation Project (ETC Cluster)

What a feedback loop looks like: Anatomy of a “Communicating with Communities” response in a humanitarian emergency (Internews)

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