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  • GBV in emergencies: Alcoholism and violence against women
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    GBV in emergencies: Alcoholism and violence against women

    Case study of LingammaIn the last decade, India has faced many disasters including Tsunami, earthquake, floods cyclones, etc.During emergencies, many uncalled situations come forth. People lose their homes and are forced to relocate. New situations bring new challenges, especially for women and girls.In the year 2009 incessant showers of rain ... Read More

  • GBV in Emergencies : Access to basic amenities for women and girls
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    GBV in Emergencies : Access to basic amenities for women and girls

    Case study of BismillahIndia has faced many disasters during the last decade. People have been severely affected due to the chaos that Tsunami, earthquake, floods, cyclones, etc. brought for many in the country.It is a known fact, that whenever an emergency strikes, the most affected of all groups are women and adolescent girls. The vulnerabil... Read More

  • GBV in emergencies: Girls’ access to development opportunities
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    GBV in emergencies: Girls’ access to development opportunities

    Case study of ManishaIn the last decade, India has faced many disasters including Tsunami, earthquake, floods cyclones, etc. Whenever emergency strikes, the most affected of all groups is women and adolescent girls whose vulnerability is exacerbated by the chaos of a crisis. When separated from their respective f... Read More

  • Being trained on Disaster Response
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    Being trained on Disaster Response

    I have always been keen on working for marginalised people and I try to never miss on opportunities which can enhance my skillsets in the direction. A couple of days back I registered myself to be a part of the Disaster Management Unit(DMU) emergency roster team.Once I registered myself, I received an email from DMU regarding participation in a 5-day Capacity Buil... Read More

  • Responding to Floods in Assam
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    Responding to Floods in Assam

    Travelling from Guwahati to Morigaon, I was mesmerised by the serene beauty of green hills, rivers, rivulets, and melodious sound of chirping birds. On reaching Jagiroad (highway), I was joined by CARE team members deployed for Assam flood response. We proceeded further to Morigaon to meet our local NGO partner, take stock of progress and plan for relief distribut... Read More

  • Unleashing the power of youth in humanitarian space
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    Unleashing the power of youth in humanitarian space

    Asia is home to more than half of the world’s young people. India is expected to have 34.33% share of youth in total population by 2020 (Central Statistics Office, GoI). There is immense untapped potential in youth to shape the future of the world as a safer place to live in. The National Youth Policy (2014) defines youth as persons in the age group of 15-29 yea... Read More

  • Children are most vulnerable during disasters
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    Children are most vulnerable during disasters

    Can any disaster avoid a sight of children lying lifeless, injured and deafening sound of their cry in pain and stream of tears rolling relentlessly? The huge impact of disasters on children is visible with the staggering number of deaths and injuries to children. Children’s vulnerability increases with the decrease in age and existing ill-health conditions. Amo... Read More

  • Women and girls in the face of disasters
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    Women and girls in the face of disasters

    Research across sectors in humanitarian work has demonstrated that disasters do not have the same impact on women, men, boys and girls of different age groups. The impact varies for marginalized sections of our communities who have already been facing the wrath of caste, religion, and ethnicity based discrimination during non-disaster times.  There are different ... Read More

  • CARE’s Asia Pacific Regional Supply Chain Workshop
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    CARE’s Asia Pacific Regional Supply Chain Workshop

     CARE’s Asia Pacific Regional Unit, in Bangkok, Thailand organised an Asia Pacific Regional Supply Chain Workshop for Program Support and Program Team Members of the region from 22-25 November 2016. A total of over 20 participants attended the workshop, which was convened by Logistics Manager at Emergency and Humanitarian Assistance, Ms. Rachel Gordon-R... Read More

  • A cruel and deceptive green
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    A cruel and deceptive green

    Christina Simon. Photo: Sam Bolitho/CARE.It’s lusciously green all around us in this eastern highland community in Chauve province of Papua New Guinea.  Deceptively and almost cruelly green.  My colleagues from CARE Papua New Guinea and I have driven two hours from Goroka, the capital of the Eastern Highla... Read More

  • Empathy winning over Sympathy
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    Empathy winning over Sympathy

    Women collectives discussing the donation in kind directly to the poor affected by the Tamil Nadu floodsDevastating torrential rains in Tamil Nadu were a wakeup call that disasters can strike anytime, anywhere; even in a leading metropolitan city like Chennai where one could never anticipate floods due to heavy downpour. However, this incident... Read More

  • Let’s build homes not houses for disaster survivors
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    Let’s build homes not houses for disaster survivors

    CARE India organized a national level conference on shelter in emergencies with its technical partners Christian Aid and Sphere India on 25th February, 2016 at Royal Plaza, New Delhi. CARE India in collaboration with Christian Aid has recently conducted a study on 13 post-disaster shelter projects. Together, we reviewed the effectiveness of some of the... Read More

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