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Entries in emergencies (53)

Tuesday
Feb122013

Toward Resilience: A Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation

Toward Resilience: A Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation   

Toward Resilience is an introductory resource for staff of development and humanitarian organizations that are working with people whose lives and rights are threatened by disasters and climate change. The guide provides

  • essential introductory information,
  • principles of effective practice,
  • guidelines for action in a range of sectors and settings,
  • case studies and
  • links to tools and resources.

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Tuesday
Feb122013

Vers la résilience : Un guide pour la réduction des risques de catastrophes et l’adaptation au changement climatique

Vers la resilience : Un guide pour la reduction des risques de catastrophes et ladaptation au changement climatique   

Vers la résilience : Un guide pour la réduction des risques de catastrophes et l'adaptation au changement climatique est un document d’introduction destiné au personnel des organisations humanitaires et de développement, travaillant avec les populations dont la vie et les droits sont menacés par les catastrophes et le changement climatique.

Le guide fournit des informations préliminaires essentielles, des principes de pratique efficace, des directives pour l’action dans un large éventail de secteurs et de contextes, des études de cas et des liens vers des outils et des ressources utiles pour l’application d’une approche de la réduction des risques de catastrophe et de l’adaptation au changement climatique intégrée et fondée sur le droit.

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Tuesday
Feb122013

Hacia la resiliencia: Una guía para la reducción del riesgo de desastres y adaptación al cambio climático

Hacia la resiliencia: Una guia para la reduccion del riesgo de desastres y adaptacion al Cambio Climatico   

Hacia la resiliencia: Una guía para la reducción del riesgo de desastres y adaptación al cambio climático es un recurso de carácter introductorio destinado al personal de organizaciones de desarrollo y ayuda humanitaria que trabaja con personas cuyas vidas y derechos se ven amenazados por los desastres y el cambio climático.

La guía contiene información introductoria, principios de prácticas efectivas, directrices para la acción en una serie de sectores y entornos, estudios de caso y enlaces de internet hacia herramientas y recursos útiles para la aplicación de un enfoque integrado basado en derechos para la reducción del riesgo de desastres y la adaptación al cambio climático.

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Friday
Jan112013

Managing Post-disaster (Re)-Construction Projects

Managing Post-disaster (Re)-Construction Projects   

This step-by-step guide explains how to manage the two main types of CRS post-disaster or post-conflict construction: owner-driven and contractor-built. The intended audience includes non-construction professionals, construction professionals who are new to international relief and engineers.

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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

Seeds of Change

Seeds of Change   

In Honduras, Catholic Relief Services helped communities adapt to climate change by teaching them about drought-resistant crops, installing meteorological stations and assisting with 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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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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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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Friday
Jun012012

Maximizing the Value of “Cash for Work”: Lessons from a Niger land recuperation project, CRS EARLI

This report describes the 20 best practices distilled from a recent Real Time Evaluation of EARLI, a cash for work program implemented by CRS in Niger.

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Thursday
May312012

Maximiser les bénéfices de l’approche “travail contre rémunération” : Les leçons du projet EARLI de restauration des terres au Niger

Les 20 bonnes pratiques qui suivent sont tirées d’une récente évaluation en temps réel (ETR) d’un projet d’urgence mis en œuvre par CRS, financé par USAID/OFDA, qui utilise le travail contre rémunération (“cash for work”) pour répondre à l’insécurité alimentaire dans les départements de Ouallam et Tillabéry, au Niger.

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Thursday
May032012

CRS Emergency Preparedness and Response Symposium Posters

  

Shelter is crucial to emergency preparedness and response initiatives. Catholic Relief Services presented the following posters at the 2012 CRS Emergency Preparedness and Response Symposium:

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