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Somaliland’s women show kindness and leadership in the face of a humanitarian crisis

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‘If we are to respond effectively to these impending crises—if we are, like the women of Gorgeysa and Saylabari, to ensure that nobody goes without, especially those most vulnerable—we must take action now to ensure that women are equally represented in leadership positions’ Photograph: Holly Miller, ActionAid Australia

As in any emergency, women are most affected by the drought in Somaliland. There is much that Australia could learn from how they respond to the disaster

September 7, 2017 — For three years now, Somaliland, like much of East Africa, has experienced extreme drought. Drought that has become more and more severe, until earlier this year, with Continue reading Somaliland’s women show kindness and leadership in the face of a humanitarian crisis

On the front lines of humanitarian work for families fleeing conflict

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ON THE JOB. Cliff Alvarico (center) is UNHCR Philippines’ Program Officer and concurrently heads the organization’s response to the Marawi displacement crisis. All photos from UNHCR

UNHCR places the spotlight on 4 Filipino humanitarian workers on the front lines of protecting families on the run from conflict, violence, and persecution

August 21, 2017 — World Humanitarian Day brings the world together to rally support for people affected by humanitarian crises and pay tribute to aid workers who help them. Continue reading On the front lines of humanitarian work for families fleeing conflict

Caritas PH brings P10-M aid to home-based Marawi evacuees

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EVACUEES. NASSA/Caritas Philippines during its rapid needs assessment in one of the evacuation areas in Iligan City. Photo courtesy of NASSA/Caritas Philippines

An estimated number of 97,788 families from Marawi or 438,701 evacuees are staying with their relatives or friends in surrounding regions

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 19, 2017) — At least 114,715 families or 522,778 persons have been displaced by the ongoing armed conflict in Marawi City as of July 17, Monday. Continue reading Caritas PH brings P10-M aid to home-based Marawi evacuees

Why We Need A US$1 Billion Central Emergency Response Fund

New contributors and larger contributions, coupled with innovative financing solutions are needed for the CERF to effectively respond to today’s global humanitarian needs. Many lives depend on it.

May 26, 2016 — A decade ago, 32 million people were in need of urgent humanitarian assistance – today that number is over 125 million. Prolonged conflicts have displaced millions and more intense natural disasters are having a greater impact on people’s livelihoods. Climate change, extreme poverty, water scarcity, food shortages, migration and epidemics require humanitarian Continue reading Why We Need A US$1 Billion Central Emergency Response Fund

World heading for catastrophe over natural disasters

With cascading crises – where one event triggers another – set to rise, international disaster risk reduction efforts are woefully underfunded

April 24, 2016 — The world’s failure to prepare for natural disasters will have “inconceivably bad” consequences as climate change fuels a huge increase in catastrophic droughts and floods and the humanitarian crises that follow, the UN’s head of disaster planning has warned.

Continue reading World heading for catastrophe over natural disasters