A rapid assessment focusing on disability inclusion in humanitarian action at Lombok Island of West Nusa Tenggara Province in Indonesia was conducted from the 8th to 11th of August 2018 following the 7.0 Magnitude on the Richter scale earthquake which hit the island on August 5th, 2018 in Lombok. The asessment was conducted by the Disabled People's Organisations of West Nusa Tenggara, Disability Inclusion Service Unit of Central Java Disaster Management Agency (Unit LIDi BPBD Jawa Tengah) and supported by Arbeiter – Samariter - Bund (ASB) Indonesia and the Philippines.
El proyecto, el cual es ejecutado por la Asociación Regional Campesina Chortí (ASORECH), beneficia de inmediato a 112 familias campesinas indígenas en el oriente Guatemala afectadas severamente por la sequía, mientras se prepara un programa de ayuda humanitaria más amplio.
Tras la violenta erupción del Volcán de Fuego, que ha cobrado hasta ahora al menos 110 muertes y cientos de desaparecidos, Acción contra el Hambre y ASB Alemania brindan de manera conjunta ayuda humanitaria de emergencia con el apoyo financiero de la Agencia Española de Cooperación al Desarrollo (AECID), el Gobierno de la República Federal de Alemania a través de su Embajada en Guatemala y el Start Fund Network cuyos fondos provienen de la Unión Europea y de los Gobiernos del Reino Unido, Holanda, Irlanda y Bélgica.
Key Findings Summary
A rapid assessment focusing on Age and Disability Inclusion in the Rohingya refugee response in the Cox's Bazar area in Bangladesh was undertaken from the 29th of November to the 4th December 2017 by Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB) and the Centre for Disability in Development (CDD) Bangladesh. Key findings of the assessment are outlined below.
In general, beside some notable inclusion actors, the needs of persons with disabilities and older persons are not sufficiently being taken into account in the response.
Humanitarian actions must benefit all, including women, men, children, older persons marginalised groups and persons with disabilities. Everyone can be affected by emergency situations, however, individuals that belong to most-at-risk groups face higher risks and are disproportionately affected due to a wide range of barriers. The often life-threatening impact on most at risk groups can be attributed to the absence of inclusive perspectives in humanitarian actions.
El hambre estacional azota otro año más a las familias vulnerables del Corredor Seco de Guatemala (Diagnóstico SMART ASB)
El programa beneficiará a 22,275 personas vulnerables que han sido fuertemente afectadas por la sequía en Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras y Nicaragua gracias al apoyo financiero del Gobierno de Alemania.
Un projet par Arbeiter Samariter Bund (ASB)
The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (Central Office)-Department of Environment and Natural Resources (MGB-DENR) conducted geohazards (landslide and flood) assessment and mapping (1:10,000 scale) of areas within the municipality of Montevista on March 20 to 27, 2013. Comprising the geohazards assessment team are geologists from the MGB-Central Office (MGB-CO) namely Mr. Salvio B. Laserna, Ms. Christine Jeiselle G. Guarino, Ms. Vanessa Andrea V. Llagas, Mr. Kevin L. Garas, Mr. Mel Anthony A. Casulla and Ms. Princess Danielle B. Matas.
Ce document représente le fruit d'un investissement de DG ECHO (programme DIPECHO) dans le renforcement des connaissances, et améliorer la préparation ainsi que la prévention des risques en milieu scolaire en Haïti suite au séisme du 12 janvier 2010, mais aussi car le pays reste à ce jour le plus vulnérable aux catastrophes dans les Caraïbes, où l’éducation et la prévention sont encore des secteurs très peu développés.
By Lakmini Dissanayake
Program Support Manager-Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB)-Sri Lanka
7th September 2011- T. Sukiran (52 years) and his wife excitedly await the arrival of Chief Guest Hon. Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development at the official handover ceremony of the European Union (EU) funded housing programme implemented by Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB) in Menik Farm village, Cheddikulam DS, Vavuniya District. The Sukiran family is one of the 109 beneficiaries receiving a permanent house today through Phase 1 of this permanent housing programme which was launched in 2010 and constructed a total of 518 houses in Vavuniya district.
Premakumar Sivaranjani is one of 89,000 war widows living in Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the 26 year conflict that ended in May 2009. Residing in the resettlement village of Santhasolai, Vavuniya District, Sivaranjani is also a single mother of 3 earning a paltry income as pre- school teacher and struggling to make ends meet. Early this year, as a result of heavy rain that led to floods in the Northern, Eastern and Central provinces of the island Sivaranjani and residents of Santhasolai village sought refuge for almost a week in nearby schools that served as shelters.
The European Parliamentary Delegation for relations with South Asia, led by Ms. Jean Lambert (Greens, European Free Alliance, UK) visited the EU funded permanent housing project for conflicted affected IDPs in Vavuniya on the 23rd February 2011. On the day, the 7 member delegation visited Menik Farm village, Vavuniya DS where 109 houses were constructed by implementing partner Arbeiter- Samariter- Bund (ASB) for over 436 beneficiaries previously living in temporary and or semi permanent accommodation.
Colombo, Sri Lanka (10th Feb 2011) - In the wake of the second wave of flooding to hit the Eastern, Central, Northern and North Central Provinces in Sri Lanka Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB) funded by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs has increased it's support to the estimated million persons affected by the floods. Torrential rains beginning early this year and continuing into February has caused severe flooding, deadly rock and land slides, killed almost 40 people, ruined crops and killed livestock in many parts of the island.
Colombo, Sri Lanka (18th January 2011) - Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB) is currently providing emergency assistance in rapid response to the grave flooding situation that has affected a total of 1,000,000 people in the Eastern, North and Central Provinces of Sri Lanka. Torrential rains beginning 8th January 2010 caused severe flooding and deadly rock and land slides in many parts of the island.
The recent eruptions of Mount Merapi claimed over 300 lives and displaced upwards of 130,000 people. The eruptions also presented particular challenges to those responding. Once again, and as is the norm in Indonesia, the private sector and concerned individuals responded rapidly and on a highly significant scale to the Merapi eruptions. The Indonesian government also responded promptly with the execution of contingency plans and a largely effective early response across the four affected districts. This presented two key challenges to agencies working in response to the eruptions.
A delegation of the EU led by Mr. Dirk Meganck- Director to Asia and Central Asia - EuropeAid visited the EU funded housing project for conflict affected IDP's in Vavuniya on the 3rd December 2010. With a 10% contribution from and implemented by Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB) the first phase of this 3 year project constructed 518 owner driven permanent houses in Vavuniya Divisional Secretariat and Cheddikulam DSD. In total this project will construct 3,231 owner driven houses for conflict affected IDP's in the Vavuniya District.