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Entries in emergencies case studies (12)

Tuesday
Jun162015

Expect the Unexpected: A Case Study of Impacts of Urban Food Vouchers in Somalia

  

This case study reviews CRS’ food voucher program in urban Somalia over two years, which brought benefits to markets and communities beyond its intended scope. The study is intended as a resource for practitioners and others looking to learn from recent experiences in urban market-based approaches and food security, as well as a reference for those planning market-based food programming in urban or insecure environments.

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Wednesday
May272015

Electronic Cash Grants in Emergencies: Approaches and Lessons Learned

  

This case study provides a snapshot of best practices, lessons learned and recommendations for electronic cash distributions during an emergency response. Based on a pilot project carried out by Catholic Relief Services/Caritas in Jordan, the highlighted principles and practices can be adapted by humanitarian response peers in diverse contexts.

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Thursday
Apr162015

Extending Impact: Factors Influencing Households to Adopt Disaster-Resistant Practices in Post-disaster Settings

  

CRS has helped more than 165,000 families in disaster‑affected communities to reconstruct their homes using specific hazard-resistant practices over the past decade. This report outlines the findings of a study conducted by CRS to examine the use of these practices by individuals without program support.

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Monday
Sep162013

Case studies on shelter and settlement

Case studies on shelter and settlement   

These 13 case studies describe how shelter and settlement programs responded to emergencies in 10 countries. Each case study addresses an issue that relates to locally appropriate responses, including

  • disaster risk reduction,
  • market-based solutions,
  • owner-driven construction,
  • camp closure,
  • long-term housing,
  • urban and rural shelters,
  • accountability, resilience and more.

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Wednesday
Sep042013

The Road to Resilience: Case Studies on Building Resilience in the Horn of Africa

The Road to Resilience: Case Studies on Building Resilience in the Horn of Africa   

How can relief and development programs promote resilience in regions that experience recurrent crises? The six case studies in this document describe some of the ways that CRS has responded to the following challenges in the Horn of Africa:

  • Drought-related climate change
  • Environmental degradation
  • Floods
  • Crop pests and diseases

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Monday
Oct292012

Learning From Urban Transitional Settlement Response in the Philippines: Housing, Land and Property Issues

  

This publication documents CRS' experience in implementing an urban transitional settlement program following Tropical Storm “Washi” in Cagayan de Oro in the Philippines.

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Friday
Apr272012

Learning From the Urban Transitional Shelter Response in Haiti: Lessons From CRS' 2010–2012 Post-earthquake Activities

This handbook documents Catholic Relief Service’s experience in planning and implementing its urban transitional shelter response in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The publication highlights challenges, successes and key aspects that could be useful in future responses to urban disasters.

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Tuesday
Aug312010

Flood-Resistant Shelter Pilot Project in India

Case study of innovative designs that make houses more resistant to floodwaters in Orissa and West Bengal, India.

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Monday
May312010

Community Based Disaster Preparedness Project in India

Description of community based disaster preparedness (CBDP) projects in India that empower communities to manage their own disaster risks and be the first line of defense against hazards like floods and cyclones.

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Monday
May312010

Protecting Civilians, Building Peace in Mindanao

A description of how CRS’ Protection training materials have strengthened the curriculum of the Mindanao Peace Institute to provide regional leaders and trainers with a range of peacebuilding and protection skills.

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Monday
May312010

Pre-Positioning Emergency Supplies Project in India

Case study of pre-positioning emergency response supplies in Bihar and Assam, India, and how having access to those supplies sped up the response in subsequent emergencies.

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Monday
May312010

Applying Information Technology to Reduce Disaster Risks Project in India

Description of a project in Bihar, India, where community members use mobile phones in disaster-prone areas to transmit early emergency assessment data to a central database that helps CRS and government agencies respond quickly.

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