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Entries in emergencies innovations (11)

Tuesday
Dec062011

Creating Low-Budget Videos to Document Results and Facilitate Programming

In Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza, Catholic Relief Services’ field officers are using digital video cameras, simple video-editing software and YouTube to document their progress and improve communication among staff, partners and donors.

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Friday
Sep092011

Building Equitable Transitional Shelters in Guatemala

After Tropical Storm Agatha, CRS and its partners helped Guatemalans identify the families that most needed new homes. Then participants used sustainable building practices and innovative green technologies to reduce costs, promote healthier living and reduce their impact on the environment, thereby decreasing the risk of future disasters.

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Tuesday
Sep062011

Ayudando a Jóvenes Jamaiquinos a Preparar sus Comunidades ante un Desastre

En las zonas céntricas pobres de Kingston, St. Patrick’s Foundation identificó dos problemas— un alto número de jóvenes en riesgo y la necesidad de reducir el riesgo a desastres—y los convirtió en una oportunidad.

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Tuesday
Sep062011

Uso de Vales para Ayuda en Emergencias en Guatemala

En mayo 2010, fuertes lluvias provocadas por la tormenta tropical Agatha ocasionaron deslizamientos devastadores de tierra en comunidades del altiplano e inundaciones en zonas costeras. Uno de los componentes centrales de este proyecto fue el uso de vales para apoyar la respuesta a la emergencia, una iniciativa que empodera a las personas y familias y fortalece los comercios locales.

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Wednesday
Jul132011

Helping Young Jamaicans Prepare Their Communities for Disasters

In inner-city Kingston, CRS and the St. Patrick's Foundation identified two potential problems—high numbers of at-risk youth and the need for disaster risk reduction—and turned them into an opportunity.

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Friday
Jun242011

Using Vouchers for Emergency Relief in Guatemala

In May of 2010, CRS offered vouchers to Guatemalans who were affected by Tropical Storm Agatha. The voucher system allowed families to assess their own needs and purchase basic goods accordingly. It also helped support local economies.

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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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