Theme: Community engagement
Saumya Sanesha reads a headline in one of the local newspapers which says, “Worst dengue outbreak in Sri Lanka; 298 deaths.” As she heads out the door, she thinks about the importance her day’s assignment and all the people in her community whose lives are at risk.
The excited chatter from the waiting crowd quiets down the moment the brightly-dressed performers take the stage. The subject of the play is nothing poetic or Shakespearian, but the audience is eager, understanding the gravity of the messages to be conveyed in the performance. The play will be about preparing for floods and landslides.
Ganeshmaya Dannekhu, 72, wakes up every morning at 5am to clean her small shed and feed and milk her cow. She then sets off for the local dairy to sell her milk, arriving no later than 6:30am. With typically nine litres of milk to carry, it’s a strenuous 20-minute walk to the dairy from Jhaukhel, her village in Nepal’s Bhaktapur District. Many of the buildings in the village were severely damaged by the massive earthquake that hit the region in April 2015.
Last week’s Grand Bargain discussions in Geneva stressed the importance of funding and supporting local action to disasters.
In December 2015, the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society and the IFRC decided to film the baseline study being carried out for a new complaints and response mechanism for community-based disaster risk reduction and water, sanitation and hygiene programmes …
Along with several other flood-prone communities, the Thai Red Cross Society has been working closely with the Ban Ton-Wa villagers since January 2017 to support them in becoming more resilient to disasters.
Focus: Ebola and communities Focus introduction, which should provide a little context on what you’re highlighting and why. It can have historical, policy or response information. So long as it makes a worthwhile contribution to the users’ experience. …
This poster provides safety tips in the case of a flood.
A rural primary school badly damaged by Tropical Cyclone Winston will be officially opened today, after being rebuilt by Red Cross.
The Mexican Red Cross, in partnership with UNICEF, is using a new, innovative social monitoring tool designed to increase community participation and address issues that are important to them.