Disasters damage, destroy, kill. What difference does disaster risk reduction make? This study analyses the impact that various Red Cross interventions have generated by promoting better household and community preparedness. It identifies quantifiable benefits that exceeded project cost between 2.6 and 16.6 times, and indicates what measures worked best.
This case study documents how community engagement and accountability approaches were integrated into the emergency phase of a pilot cash based intervention programme in Madagascar’s capital Antananarivo in 2017, and the benefits this had for the program.
New PS Centre material: Psychosocial Support in Flooding
“By some miracle, the conservatory wasn’t badly damaged. The first thing we did was to clean it up. We put in a space heater, some nice furniture and cosy lightning. Then, amidst all the chaos, filth and uncertainty, we had a sanctuary. It was a place to be and for the neighbours to come together.”
So tells a Danish man whose community was completely flooded after a levee broke during a storm.
The Danish Red Cross (DRC) in collaboration with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Societies, and the German Red Cross (GRC) received a grant of Euro 6 million from the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) to continue the provision of Emergency Health, Relief and Response capacity building in support of the population affected by the Syrian Crisis between 1st May 2016 and 30th April 2017. The involved partners will top up the grant with Euro 315,790 from their own funds.
Copenhagen, 0106 2015.The Danish Red Cross (DRC) together with the consortium partners, International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), German Red Cross (GRC) and Norwegian Red Cross (NRCS) have successfully completed a comprehensive project to provide emergency health care, relief and logistical support for the humanitarian operation in Syria, supported by the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO).
Copenhagen, 29 05 2015. The Danish Red Cross (DRC) together with its consortium partners, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the German Red Cross (GRC) and the Norwegian Red Cross (NorCross) have been granted financial support of four million Euros from the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO).