Disaster READY: Small-scale response packs powerful lessons for Disaster READY PNG

Disaster READY PNG supported the Autonomous Region of Bougainville to provide humanitarian assistance following the deliberate destruction of homes on Sohano Island in March 2019. While small in scale, the Sohano Island response highlighted valuable lessons that have been incorporated into Disaster READY’s ongoing work in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.

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Tropical Cyclone Idai wipes out services in Mozambique

As part of the Australian Humanitarian Partnership’s humanitarian assistance in response to Tropical Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, World Vision Australia in partnership with World Vision Mozambique, focused on supporting WASH, education and child protection. Here we discuss the challenges surrounding child protection and the steps taken to support children in the recovery process.

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Disaster READY Vanuatu building preparedness in the midst of disasters

Disaster READY: Through linking and integrating preparedness activities within emergency responses, Disaster Ready Vanuatu partners support communities and local actors to adapt and deal with the challenges faced during a disaster, whilst also strengthening their ability to prepare better for future disasters. The experience of the Ambae volcano response, as well as a tsunami alert and a tropical cyclone in the past year, showcases how disaster preparedness requires active management and adaption – before, during and after a disaster.

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Women Friendly Spaces - overcoming the suspicion - Bangladesh

Women Friendly Spaces can provide women with much needed respite and support in humanitarian situations. However, community attitudes and suspicion must be sometimes overcome before some women can safely join.

In Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, CARE has been working to overcome some of these barriers for Rohingya refugees, ensuring the women have somewhere to gather, seek information and find refuge among each other. 

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Localising a Humanitarian Response in a Fragile Context: The PNG Church Partners’ Response to the Highlands Earthquake - Papua New Guinea

The CAN DO network shares the important role played by Papua New Guinea churches is response to the 2018 Highlands Earthquake. With a presence in many of the affected communities, the churches came together and played a critical and central role in the earthquake response efforts - demonstrating the importance and value of localised humanitarian responses.

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