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Entries in emergencies (53)

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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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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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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Thursday
Oct272011

Caring for Your Transitional Shelter: Essential Advice for Maintaining Your T-shelter

The CRS transitional shelter program aims to support families as they move from tents to temporary wooden shelters. These shelters provide a safer, more comfortable and more durable place to live while families rebuild their homes or find new places to rent. This booklet provides advice to families about how to maintain transitional shelters.

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Wednesday
Oct262011

Swen pou Tichèltè: Sa ou dwe konnen pou ou ka byen pran swen tichèltè pa-w la (Caring for Your Transitional Shelter: Essential Advice for Maintaining Your T-shelter)

Pwogram Tichèltè–CRS la fèt nan lide pou ede moun yo soti anba tant pou y-al rete nan yon espas pwovizwa, ki pap dire tout tan, ki fèt ak bwa epi ki bay moun yo avantaj rete yon kote ki gen plis sekirite, pi alèz epi ki ka dire plis tan annatandan fanmi yo bati oswa jwenn yon kay lwe pou yo rete.

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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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Friday
Oct152010

CRS in Haiti: An Overview of CRS Programs in Haiti

The goal of CRS’ strategy is to strengthen the capacity of Haitians to lead the recovery process so that their lives are more dynamic, productive and dignified.

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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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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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