Tags: urban communities

All Under One Roof: Disability Inclusive Shelter and Settlement Guidelines

These guidelines are the result of institutional collaboration between IFRC, CBM and Handicap International, and between the Shelter & Settlements and Health Departments within IFRC.  The aim is to transform the way humanitarian organisations approach inclusion and accessibility in their shelter and settlement programmes. The World Health Organisation estimates that 15% of the population are …

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Friendly Neighborhoods: National Societies Guide

“Friendly Neighborhoods” is a methodological approach that seeks to achieve a greater number of more secure environments where creativity, solidarity and dialogue between people who live in the neighborhood are promoted, acknowledging that there are different realities and solutions in each neighborhood. “Friendly Neighborhoods” aims to achieve Solidarity, Safety and Sustainability (TRIPLE “S”), helping to improve the welfare of people in the …

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Guidebook on Creating Resilience Networks: American Red Cross

The Community Resilience Strategy (CRS) is designed to guide American Red Cross domestic staff in engaging their communities to work collaboratively to enhance community resilience and preparedness. The development of the strategy began with an in-depth look at the most recent academic research and practical applications of resilience work, both domestically and internationally. A group of …

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Neighborhood Empowerment Network – San Francisco

In 2007, an alliance of residents, neighborhood and merchant associations, non profits and faith based organizations, foundations and academic institutions was created around a simple mission, empowering the neighborhoods of San Francisco with the capacity to steward themselves to a resilient condition.  The alliance assumed the name of the Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN) and over …

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We are Here: Haiti Case Study

The joint ALNAP-CDA action-research included case studies in Darfur (World Vision), Pakistan (IOM), and Haiti (IFRC) as well as highlights and showcases about feedback practices at Oxfam America, Save the Children and Catholic Relief Services. There is a method paper, an extensive literature review, the main study and a guidance document has been translated into …

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