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Entries in emergencies (48)

Wednesday
Feb122014

Understanding Community Perceptions of Resilience: Discussions With Communities From CRS Disaster Risk Reduction Projects

Understanding Community Perceptions of Resilience: Discussions With Communities From CRS Disaster Risk Reduction Projects   

What does resilience mean to vulnerable communities? This question is crucial when designing initiatives to promote disaster risk reduction and resilience.

Catholic Relief Services recently interviewed vulnerable people from 12 communities in Asia and Latin America about what makes communities resilient. This study offers recommendations and lessons learned about what types of programs are most effective in promoting resilience.

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Tuesday
Oct152013

Humanitarian Response in Violent Conflict: A Toolbox of Conflict Sensitive Indicators

Humanitarian Response in Violent Conflict: A Toolbox of Conflict Sensitive Indicators   

This toolbox adapts a sample of 15 indicators from the SPHERE Project's Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response to be even more conflict sensitive while remaining practical and user-friendly.

It facilitates more intentional collaboration between humanitarian response and justice and peacebuilding program practitioners in the design and implementation of joint programmatic efforts.

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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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Wednesday
Aug142013

Communication Toolbox: Practical Guidance for Program Managers to Improve Communication With Participants and Community Members

Communication Toolbox: Practical Guidance for Program Managers to Improve Communication With Participants and Community Members   

The Communication Toolbox offers practical guidance for program managers who want to communicate more effectively with program participants and community members.

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