Tags: water and sanitation

Environmental Field Advisor Deployment in an Emergency Response

After a massive influx of refugees from Myanmar into Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh, an Environmental Field Advisor (EFA) has been deployed to help cope with the environmental impact and ensure emergency response activities do not further exacerbate damage to the area.  The deployment comes as part of the IFRC’s Green Response Initiative, which seeks to …

Environmental Field Advisor Deployment in an Emergency Response Read More »

PHAST, as Explained by a Community Facilitator in Northern Belize

Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST) helps communities improve their hygiene and sanitation practices, which ultimately helps to improve their health. In this video, one of the community facilitators from Trial Farm, Belize, gives a quick summary of what PHAST is all about. The Belize Red Cross organizes PHAST trainings in various communities as part …

PHAST, as Explained by a Community Facilitator in Northern Belize Read More »

Community Stories – RITA Program

  Resilience in the Americas (RITA) is implemented by Red Cross National Societies in 8 countries in Latin America, with technical support from the American Red Cross. The focus of the program is to work alongside communities to strengthen their resilience in face of disasters. At the same time, RITA is also designed to strengthen …

Community Stories – RITA Program Read More »

Urban WASH in Emergencies

From the 24 – 28 March 2014, RedR held a pilot course for 24 WASH experts on the subject of addressing the social, institutional and technical gaps that currently exist for water, sanitation and hygiene provision in the urban emergency context. This document, produced as a partnership between ALNAP and RedR, captures the key messages, …

Urban WASH in Emergencies Read More »

Humanitarian Exchange Magazine: Lessons learned from the Haiti Earthquake Response

Special feature of the Humanitarian Exchange focusing on the response to the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Although much of the early media coverage emphasised the tardiness and inefficiency of the humanitarian response, subsequent reviews have recognised the complex operating environment and the extensive challenges involved. That does not, however, mean that mistakes were not made.  …

Humanitarian Exchange Magazine: Lessons learned from the Haiti Earthquake Response Read More »

Responding to Urban Disasters: Learning from Previous Relief and Recovery Operations

A paper that outlines “key lessons related to the design and implementation of urban disaster-response programmes … written for people planning and implementing relief and early recovery operations in urban areas: those who have to decide if, when and how to intervene.” Responding to Urban Disasters: Learning from Previous Relief and Recovery Operations http://www.alnap.org/pool/files/alnap-lessons-urban-2012.pdf