August 5, 2014

Map to saving lives in the Philippines

By |5 August 2014|

A 'Risk Map' is helping communities in the Philippines make their own plans on how to be better able to resist future natural disasters in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.

May 2, 2013

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    ‘Everything has been destroyed and nearly everyone has been robbed’ – Central Africa Republic

‘Everything has been destroyed and nearly everyone has been robbed’ – Central Africa Republic

By |2 May 2013|

Reports coming out of Bangui paint a brutal picture of fear and violence with no end in sight. No one feels safe and help and comfort are hard to come by as the violence persists.

November 22, 2012

International aid on its way to Goma in Congo

By |22 November 2012|

In the town of Butembo 1,250 family kits will be handed out by Caritas Congo, a local partner of Cordaid. The majority of the kits are destined for Goma. The 3,750 kits will be distributed by our local partners, Caritas Goma and Caritas Bukavu.

December 23, 2011

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    In Haiti’s Port-au-Prince, Cordaid is helping communities to reinvent their neighbourhoods

In Haiti’s Port-au-Prince, Cordaid is helping communities to reinvent their neighbourhoods

By |23 December 2011|

Around 100 families like Bénisette's have benefited from Cordaid's assistance in rebuilding or repairing their houses. Henk Meijerink is head of the shelter building programme at Cordaid. "More than 2,000 families are affected in Villa Rosa.

January 28, 2011

Pakistan 6 months after floods: Elli’s story

By |28 January 2011|

By Elli Xenou, Caritas Coordinator Pakistan I was at home in Athens on summer vacations when the phone rang. Cordaid’s project manager (Cordaid is Caritas Netherlands) sounded worried: “It’s raining two days now non-stop” he said, “something big is going to happen”. Then the first images of floods and destruction made it to the TV News. KPK Province of Pakistan, the area that was plagued by the IDP crisis last year, the area where most of NGOs were working still trying to alleviate the suffering of IDPs and conflict- affected populations, perhaps the most challenging area of Pakistan on the back of the tribal belt, heavily struck by militancy and talibanization was on the verge of a new disaster.

October 13, 2010

Making a million people climate-proof

By |13 October 2010|

By Sasja Kamil, Cordaid (Caritas Netherlands)  Poor communities are by far the most vulnerable to the impacts of natural hazards, climate change and ecosystem degradation. It damages their livelihoods and erodes their resilience. Supporting them requires teamwork. For Cordaid, this collaboration came in the form of the Partners for Resilience - an alliance consisting of five organisations: Cordaid, the Netherlands Red Cross, CARE Nederland, Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre and Wetlands International. They have jointly formulated a 5-year programme in an attempt to climate-proof disaster risk reduction. Objectives: Increase the resilience of communities to disasters, climate change and environmental degradation; Increase the capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs) to apply disaster risk reduction (DRR), climate-change adaptation (CCA) and ecosystem management and restoration (EMR) measures and conduct policy dialogue; Make the institutional environment - from international to grass-root level - more conducive to integrating disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and ecosystem-based approaches. The Partners for Resilience [...]

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