Our technical publications
SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL works in contexts where the basic principles of population protection are not always guaranteed, either due to conflict situations, natural disasters, internal disturbances or discrimination. It helps populations that naturally have particular vulnerabilities to protection risks (women, young girls and boys…). This therefore has an impact on the position of the organisation by virtue of the fact that it carries out activities in the aforementioned situations.
Paying attention to gender issues is about acknowledging different needs, capacities and contributions of women, men, girls and boys. Ignoring or being blind to these different needs can have serious implications for the protection and survival of people caught up in humanitarian crises. women, men, girls and boys play different roles within the family and community, and have different levels of access to power and resources. Conflicts, natural disasters or epidemics impact livelihoods and force women, men, girls and boys to adopt new strategies to survive. Some coping strategies can increase the risk of gender-based violence (GBV) or impact a certain group more than another.
The case of Daram Island and Villareal Bay, Western Samar
At a glance: Read about our Assessment, recommendations for Action and SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL’s positioning on the consequences of the typhoon Hagupit
Typhoon Hagupit / Ruby - Multi sector Needs Assessment Intervention Report (Western) Samar Philippines
On December 5th 2014, Typhoon Hagupit (known locally as Ruby) hit the Eastern Samar Region of the Philippines near Dolores , as a Category 3 Typhoon bringing maximum sustained winds of 175 km/h, gustiness of up 210 km/h and torrential rains up to 30 mm/hour. It was very slow moving and affected this region for more than a full night, which increased the overall physical and psychological impact on the communities on its path. Hagupit continued to move through the Philippines as a tropical storm and went out of the Philippines Area of Responsibility on the evening of 10 December 2014.
Concept note of the emergency response for communities affected by the typhoon Hagupit in (Western) Samar, Philippines.
On 6th December 2014, Typhoon Hagupit (known locally as Ruby) came ashore near Dolores in the Eastern Samar Region of the Philippines, as a Category 3 Typhoon bringing maximum sustained winds of 175 km/h, gustiness of up 210 km/h and torrential rains up to 30 mm/hour. It was very slow moving and affected this region for more than a full night, which increased the overall physical and psychological impact on the communities on its path. Hagupit continued to move through the Philippines as a tropical storm and went out of the Philippines Area of Responsibility on the evening of 10 December 2014.
In October 2011, SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL launched a six-month pilot project, funded by UNICEF, aiming to improve the resilience of vulnerable populations in the area around Djugu. This project, funded by the ARCC tool (Alternative Response for Communities in Crisis), consists in providing exchangeable coupons which can be used to buy directly from selected local storeholders, thus proposing a wide range of non-food items to the beneficiary households. This article presents the main conclusions of the project evaluation to establish its impact on the resilience of the beneficiary populations and on the local economy.
This article, published in the magazine FACTS in June 2012, was written by a consultant and a member of our technical department. The aim of this study is to linger over the consequences of the earthquake of January 2010 on women and children and on the awareness/ or not of their specific features in humanitarian programs (in SI ones in particular). Some recommendations are formulated in order to improve our practices.
This report highlights the main results of a study carried out by SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL from November 2011 to June 2012 in collaboration with the local ONG Uttaran. The study covered the coastal belt in southwestern Bangladesh, an area severely affected by Cyclone Aila in 2009. The goal of this study was to identify the major challenges, impacts and effects of climate change on the livelihood opportunities of people from this area but also to identify the population's level of resilience and their coping strategies following natural disasters.
Eradicated over 150 years ago in the developed world, cholera is rapidly regaining a hold all over the planet, with a new epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and flare-ups in Haiti, Chad, and Afghanistan.. Gregory Bulit, our water, hygiene and sanitation expert, revisits the ravages caused by a disease from another era.
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