Helen Clark, Floods in Bosnia, Herzegovina and Serbia

There is a pressing need in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina to make rapid progress on meeting the needs of the most vulnerable people as a result of the disastrous floods in May, said UN development chief Helen Clark during her visit to Brussels for the international donor conference in support of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. After the devastating floods, a UN Team of Experts , which was deployed for the first time of history of Serbia, arrived in the country within 36 hours’ time. … [Read more...]

Athena Gepte, Emergency Response Coordinator ACCORD

I'm writing today because I want to coordinate a surprise for my colleagues and volunteers responding to the typhoon here in the Philippines and I'm hoping to get your help. All you need to do is hit reply to this email to send a note of thanks to those who are giving their time to help. Just let them know what their work means to you. I'll make sure your note gets delivered into their hands where you're sure to boost spirits all around. One of the most remarkable aspects of working … [Read more...]

Baby Steps – WOMEN in RECOVERY

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a condition where an individual, who has suffered a traumatic experience, continues to suffer from anxiety and fear as a result of the trauma they endured. The first step in recovery from PTSD is recognize it and be willing to do the work it takes to recover from it. Recovery is the ability to recall the events without any other cognitive, emotional or behavioral effects. A lot of patients have a dual diagnosis of post trauma stress disorder and substance … [Read more...]

Pakistan’s most vulnerable, especially women and children

The Government of Pakistan is committed to improving its global health index and we are dedicated to ensure that Pakistan’s most vulnerable, especially women and children, get vitamins and minerals they need to survive and thrive, said Mr. Muhammad Ayub, Senior Chief, Planning and Development Division, Government of Pakistan. (..) Mr. Carl Paulson, Head of Programmes from World Food Programmes in his remarks, assured that the WFP would continue to support the people of Pakistan for elimination … [Read more...]

The Philippines – Teaming up to provide Maternal Care post floods

  NORTHERN MINDANAO, Philippines -- In the midst of the severe flooding brought on by tropical storm Washi, Analiza Tumanda was resigned to the idea of giving birth on the rooftop of a neighbour’s house. But as raging floodwaters started sweeping away houses along the banks of Cagayan River, Analiza, her husband and their three children (ages 8, 6 and 3) were forced to flee, moving from one rooftop to anotheralong with neighbours. Although she was in her ninth month of pregnancy, she … [Read more...]

Cambodia: One Woman’s Struggle To Beat The Floods

....our Sisters in Cambodia are suffering,  Take Action !!! Chin Cheng Hong’s house is built on stilts, but so high have the floodwaters risen in Cambodia this year that even this was not enough to protect her completely. When the waters crept through her floorboards, she knew things were really bad.   Cheng Hong, mother of five is sitting in the shade with her eight-year-old daughter Cheng Hoa after receiving a monthly rice ration from the World Food Programme (WFP) – along … [Read more...]

UNDP – Pakistan, Flood Recovery

UNDP has launched a US$120 million early recovery programme to help communities affected by the recent floods across 39 most affected districts to start to rebuild their lives. The one-year programme, part of a broader UN emergency response plan, aims at restoring livelihoods through job creation, repairing basic community infrastructure, and strengthening local government offices to get public services running again. Guidance note on Early Recovery. Guidance note on Early Recovery Fast Facts … [Read more...]

IFAW: Our Hearts go out to JAPAN

    Our hearts go out to the people of Japan.    The magnitude 8.9 earthquake that struck near Japan’s east coast spawned a ferocious tsunami that swept away buildings and vehicles, sparked numerous fires, and inundated vast swaths of cropland. The human tragedy is profound: hundreds of people have already perished and that number could quickly rise as rescue efforts continue. Scores of homes were destroyed and much of the impact area will likely be without power for some time. Of course, … [Read more...]

IFAW: Help 'Soni' and her friends….

Raja was only one month old when rescued. Will you help move him to a safe new home? Yes, I want to help! Please help me move Soni and her friends now. We are racing to move five elephants and two rhinos before the rainy season floods their road to freedom. The elephants and rhinos are at the IFAW Wildlife Rescue Center near Kaziranga National Park in India, where we raise young, abandoned animals until they're ready to be released to the wild. Soni was only four months old - just a baby … [Read more...]

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IFAW – Save the Koala!

  Help the animal survivors of Australia's devastating floods   Please help now   Tara the koala was injured and starving when found. She was lucky to be rescued, but many more animals still need us.It was like she was waiting to be rescued. When IFAW's Rescue Team pulled up, the koala didn't flinch from her roadside perch. Instead, she stayed there, and even let them pick her up.IFAW's veterinarian, Dr. Howard Ralph, found she was suffering from malnutrition, an injured wrist, and possible … [Read more...]

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