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May 2017

Burundi humanitarian hotline: Changing lives, one phone call at a time

The Burundi Red Cross Society’s Humanitarian Hotline provides critical referral services to callers 24-hours a day Bujumbura – May 2017 Daphrose sits quietly in a Burundi Red Cross Society vehicle, sceptical that the 3-hour trip from her village Giteranyi in Muyinga Province to Gitega city in…
April 2017

The Calm between the Storms: How the Philippines’ Community of Practice on Community Engagement are preparing for the next emergency

Understanding what people need during a crisis is an essential practice for humanitarians; assessments have been there since the development of professionalized humanitarian response from the floods of Pakistan, to the devastating earthquake in Haiti. In the Philippines which is no stranger to…
March 2017

Connected to Home: One Family’s Return to Afghanistan

Sardar Wali left Afghanistan with his wife and three children over twenty years ago. After years of violence in his country, he felt he had no future in Afghanistan. In neighboring Pakistan, he found peace and was able to build a simple life. The children grew up and were working to support the…