Feredansi Niyonzima is saving lives by teaching her community how to avoid water borne diseases. She is one of 150 people, both men and women, who have trained as water committee members as part of Cord’s spring construction work in Burundi.
Within communities, children are most vulnerable to the diseases that result from lack of water, dirty water and poor sanitation. Diarrhoea, often caused by poor hygiene due to a lack of clean water, is the single biggest killer of children under five in Africa. In the worst affected areas of Burundi one in four children die from diarrhoea.
Cord’s partners in Cambodia are providing emergency relief to families badly affected by widespread heavy rain and flooding which has swept the country.
More than 160 people have drowned and a thousand families have been evacuated to safe areas; country roads have been damaged and forty per cent of crops have been destroyed. There are rising concerns over health and food security issues.
In the last month, thanks to your support, CORD's partner in Northern Uganda - IYEP - has started six new peace clubs for former abductees and the local community to meet together, to find healing and discuss a shared future. Motorbikes have been bought for the IYEP staff so that they can move easily between the resettlement camps which are "home" to more than 1.1 million displace people.
CORD has taken over responsibility from Medicins sans Frontiers for the health care programme in Gaga Camp. This programme caters for the healthcare needs of Sudanese refugees as well as locals in surrounding areas.