AHP Response - Bangladesh: Rohingya refugee women dry their reusable menstrual clothes in dark indoor spaces due to lack of privacy outside – leading to a greater risk of infection. Menstrual hygiene is a huge challenge for Rohingya refugee women with limited privacy in the camps. As part of the AHP response to the Rohingya refugee crisis , CARE Bangladesh piloted a communal laundry with menstrual hygiene management facilities in Camp 15, Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar.
Disaster READY: World Vision’s Cedric Hoebreck represented the AHP, specifically Disaster READY, at the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva in 2019. His presentation focused on the inclusive design process of Disaster READY, the key achievements to date, a reflection on what had been implemented to date and an and outline of upcoming initiatives designed to strengthen vulnerable local resilient capacities.
Disaster READY Timor-Leste: Women in Timor-Leste’s Covalima Municipality explain the role they are now playing in their communities to improve disaster risk reduction and response as a result of their involvement with Disaster READY through AHP partner, Oxfam.
Disaster READY Fiji: In 2018, Save the Children Australia led a study into the general feasibility of using Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) in responding to disasters in Fiji. The Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) defines CVA as programs where cash transfers or vouchers are provided directly to people and not to the government, in the context of humanitarian assistance.