Rajuma Khatun, 25, is exhausted. She has barely eaten or slept since she arrived in Bangladesh from Rakhine State, Myanmar. Sitting in a makeshift shelter under a piece of plastic sheeting, she is surrounded by 17 other members of her family, including her blind father-in-law and eight children.
In Cameroon’s far north, Bintou Abba Ali, a mother of thirteen, was forced to flee her village after a suicide attack devastated her family. “My husband and three of my sons were killed during a suicide attack. I left my home and fled with seven of my children in the hope of finding a safer place for them,” recalls Bintou.
International aid agencies are struggling to meet the basic needs of people flowing into Bangladesh from Myanmar. “This is desperate. It’s one of the biggest man-made crises and mass movements of people in the region for decades,” said Martin Faller, Deputy Regional Director, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
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.