Owning a house is all that Muniyandi thinks about these days. He dreams of having a house he could build with his own two hands, a house that he can someday pass on to his children and grandchildren.
In the past 72 hours, parts of Sri Lanka have been reeling from the impact of severe weather caused by the intensifying southwest monsoon.
Yoland Thomas welcomed Avion Baptiste and Gilliam Charles from the Grenada Red Cross Society with open arms when their team visited her new home, on a rainy Thursday afternoon in October 2016.
Red Crescent teams responded immediately to the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Iran’s North Khorasan Province at 22:31 local time on 13 May 2017.
Two years after Nepal’s devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake, 19-year-old Gita Magar together with her parents and sisters moved into their brand new stone and timber house on a hillside in Ramechhap, four hours’ drive southeast of the capital Kathmandu.
The PASSA Youth methodology has been enriched by expanding the range of tools for mapping, diagnosing and finding solutions, which can be useful and inspiring for participants of all ages and offer an increased potential for youth to reach out, connect and bring different stakeholders to the discussion.
The Participatory Approach for Safe Shelter Awareness (PASSA) is a methodology developed by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) with the continuous support of the British Red Cross, which provides tools to communities to improve their living space, build safe houses and design better communities through a participatory approach geared towards adults.