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Haïti : les mesures de prévention ont permis de sauver des vies

October 12, 2016

Aux lendemains de l’ouragan Matthew, plusieurs de nos partenaires affirment que les mesures de prévention développées à la suite de catastrophes précédentes ont permis de sauver des vies.

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Haïti: preventative measures have helped saved lives

October 12, 2016

In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, several of Development and Peace – Caritas Canada’s partners have reported that preventative measures learned from past disasters helped saved lives.

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The Pope Francis Village school in the Philippines nears completion

June 22, 2016
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Kelly Di Domenico, Communications Officer

The local elementary school in the community of Diit is a beehive of activity these days. Diit is the community near the city of Tacloban, where Development and Peace and several of its partners are working together to build a resettlement site called the Pope Francis Village that will provide a new beginning for 550 families affected by Typhoon Haiyan. 

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Strengthening our support for communities affected by the drought in Ethiopia

June 23, 2016
by 
Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer

In partnership with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Development and Peace - Caritas Canada is providing support for an Ethiopian partner organization (the Harar Secretariat of Caritas Ethiopia (HCS))...

Supporting Burundian refugees in Tanzania

June 6, 2016
by 
Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer

Burundi has been plunged in a political crisis since April 2015, when President Pierre Nkurunziza made the very controversial announcement that he would be allowed to present his candidacy for a third term. Thousands of Burundians have crossed the border into Tanzania in order to flee the political instability and violence that have paralyzed the economy and adversely affected the most vulnerable in the country.

Au Népal, le long, lent et difficile processus de reconstruction

June 2, 2016
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Par Stéphane Vinhas, Chargé de programmes (Secours d’urgence)

Le 25 avril dernier, premier anniversaire du séisme, je me suis rendu au Népal, pour deux semaines, afin d’évaluer l’évolution du contexte et d’assurer le suivi des projets appuyés par Développement et Paix il s’agissait aussi de marquer symboliquement la présence de notre organisation auprès des Népalaises et des Népalais afin de commémorer ensemble, ce triste évènement. 

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The long, slow and difficult reconstruction process in Nepal

June 2, 2016
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By Stéphane Vinhas, Program Officer (Emergency Relief)

On April 25, 2016, which marked the first anniversary of the earthquake in Nepal, I travelled to the country to spend two weeks assessing the changing context and monitor the projects supported by Development and Peace. I was also there on behalf of our organization to show our solidarity with the Nepalese people, who were commemorating this sad event.

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An earthquake-proof home for Thiramaya

April 20, 2016
by 
Kelly Di Domenico

Thiramaya is 103-years-old and lives in Thokarpa-7, Sindhupalchowk in Nepal. One morning, she suddenly heard a loud noise that she believed to be a helicopter passing low over her home – which was something unusual. She can’t walk on her own, and normally people have to carry her from one place to another, but that day she managed to limp outside to so she could see the helicopter. This was when her house collapsed and she realized she had survived an earthquake.

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Nepal, a country devastated, but far from defeated

September 4, 2015
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Stéphane Vinhas, Programs Officer (Emergency Relief)

Nepal is a quintessential tourist destination, considered the stuff of dreams thanks to its mountain peaks, enchanting landscapes, ancient cities, antique palaces and temples, venerable architecture, religions, food, and more. I would have liked to have visited this fascinating country with a lighter heart, but it was the two major earthquakes that hit the country last April and May that brought me there.  

Iraq: Same dreams, different realities

August 31, 2015
by 
Philippe Zarif, In-Country Support, Middle East

I was recently in Iraq for Development and Peace to participate in a meeting of various Caritas members that are supporting Iraqis who have been displaced by violence caused by the group calling itself the Islamic State (ISIS).

We were in the Kurdish region of Iraq, where thousands of Iraqis have taken refuge in this relatively safe zone.

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