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Entries in emergencies fact sheets (11)

Friday
Jul122013

Helping Local Communities to Reduce Disaster Risk

Helping Local Communities to Reduce Disaster Risk   

East Africa has been hit hard by natural disasters in recent years. This fact sheet explains how Catholic Relief Services is responding through a wide range of disaster risk reduction and resilience activities. These initiatives help communities to take the lead in averting crises by increasing their capacity to prepare for and withstand hazards.

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Tuesday
May212013

How Young Salvadorans Are Preparing Communities for Disasters

How Young Salvadorans Are Preparing Communities for Disasters   

This program helps young people to develop strategies for disaster risk reduction in El Salvador.

The program increases community resilience in the face of natural disasters. It also expands opportunities for young Salvadorans, strengthening their motivation and potential to build a future within their own communities.

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Thursday
Jan102013

Farmer Field Schools

Farmer Field Schools   

Farmers in El Salvador are adapting to climate change by adopting new livelihood strategies. Farmer Field Schools in eight communities have helped farmers select appropriate seed varieties, stock a community seed bank, micro-irrigate their crops and improve an early warning system.

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Thursday
Jan102013

Tools for Peace

Tools for Peace   

Vulnerable people in Lebanon are using a community-based system to identify early signs of conflict and report it, mitigating the effects violence.

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Thursday
Jan102013

Clean-Water System: Effective and Affordable

Clean-Water System: Effective and Affordable   

Bio-sand filters give drought-affected communities inexpensive and sustained access to clean drinking water, and not only during crises. In Pakistan, 100 percent of the households in five targeted communities have switched to filtered water.

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Thursday
Jan102013

Typhoon Preparedness

Typhoon Preparedness   

In disaster-prone areas of the Philippines, Catholic Relief Services helped communities learn how to prepare for typhoons and flooding.

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Wednesday
Dec192012

Hope for Survivors of Sexual Violence in DRC

Hope for Survivors of Sexual Violence in DRC   

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Listening Centers integrated into primary health venues enable survivors of sexual and gender-based violence to access the confidential psychosocial support they need to recover.

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Thursday
Sep062012

Fact Sheets on Emergency Shelter Programs

  

Shelter is crucial to emergency preparedness and response initiatives. This collection of fact sheets describes some of Catholic Relief Services' recent shelter programs.

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Monday
Jan092012

From Relief to Recovery: Responding to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Needs in Haiti

In Haiti, Catholic Relief Services has responded to initial earthquake-related needs and continued to the secondary phase of the recovery, from providing assistance in camps of internally displaced persons to supporting individuals’ resettlement in their neighborhoods of origin.

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Tuesday
Dec202011

Community Resettlement and Recovery Program in Haiti

Catholic Relief Services is helping Haitians rebuild in clean and safe neighborhoods by offering housing, WASH, protection and livelihood support through an integrated program.

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Wednesday
Oct062010

CRS in Haiti: An Overview of CRS Programs in Haiti (one-pager)

CRS began its response within hours of the earthquake and has since developed a five- (plus) year strategy to guide our work through the transition from immediate life-saving interventions to recovery and long-term development.

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