Emergency Response

‘Survival, Resilience and Solidarity’: Our Relief Efforts in Gaza

By Maureen Simpson Now over four months in, the humanitarian crisis in Gaza has reached catastrophic levels, with one in four households facing famine levels …

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Building Community and Supporting Internally Displaced People with Integration Efforts in Ukraine

By Tania Dudnyk It took eight years for Yuliia to shake off the feeling of numbness and fully integrate into the Ukrainian community where she …

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Localizing Humanitarian Assistance to Help Meet Needs of Marginalized Groups in Ukraine

By Tania Dudnyk “For the first time in my life working in the public sector, we as an organization not only provide assistance but receive …

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Ukraine’s Resilience Strengthened by Grassroots Psychosocial Support and Civic Partnerships

By Tania Dudnyk Chernihiv oblast has been one of the regions most severely affected by the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. When it was under …

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Preventing and Responding to Gender-based Violence in Humanitarian Settings

By Emily Galloway, Sr. Advisor for Global Protection, Global Communities Gender-based violence (GBV) is a pervasive issue that disproportionately affects women, girls and vulnerable individuals …

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Supporting War-Affected People in Ukraine: Insights from Our Protection Manager

By Paula Rudnicka, Sr. Manager for Public Affairs at Global Communities I remember feeling frightened and devastated when the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine began …

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Hygiene Promotion Volunteers Help Make Clean Water Count in Communities

Until a few months ago, the community of El Bijao did not have access to clean and safe drinking water. Residents of the western Honduras …

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Teacher Uprooted by War in Ukraine Helps Displaced Children Find Healing in Nature

By Tania Dudnyk In March 2022, Anna was heading from Kharkiv, Ukraine, to the western part of the country, fleeing the war with no idea …

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Helping Families Piece Life, Homes Back Together in Ukraine’s Chernihiv Oblast

By Tania Dudnyk Chernihiv Oblast is among the top five regions of Ukraine most affected by Russia’s invasion on February 24, 2022. Due to its …

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Art Therapy for Ukrainian Children Helps Reduce Stress Under Everyday Shelling

By Tania Dudnyk Since the end of June, children from three villages in the Chernihiv region have been attending special art therapy classes designed to …

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Direct Cash Assistance Gives War-Torn Ukrainians Freedom to Cover Most Pressing Winter Needs

The winter of 2022-2023 was expected to be highly challenging for Ukrainians. Continued Russian attacks on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure caused disruptions of electricity and heating …

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Pass the Mic: Using Data to Improve and Adapt Emergency Food Assistance Programs 

By Paula Rudnicka, Sr. Manager for Public Affairs at Global Communities Using reliable, quality data in humanitarian settings is critical to ensuring that life-saving interventions …

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Improving Access to Safe Drinking Water in Honduras

By José Alberto Vasquez Padilla Despite possessing a large amount of water resources, many communities in Honduras suffer from a shortage of safe drinking water, …

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Reviving Ukrainian Communities through Shelter Repairs in Hard-Hit Regions

Since the start of Russia’s invasion on February 24, 2022, hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians have been deprived of their homes and had their livelihoods …

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Hygiene Promotion Team Protects Families from Diseases in Northwest Syria

By Adile Sahin Ali, 37, lives with six family members in Atmeh, which hosts more than 157,400 internally displaced people in northwest Syria. The camp …

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Global Communities Ramps up WASH Services in Response to Cholera Outbreak in Syria

Atmeh, Syria – Global Communities is responding to a major cholera outbreak that has been spreading across Syria, ramping up water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) …

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Challenging Malnutrition When Widespread Hunger Prevails in Yemen

One-year-old Mohammed and his family live in the Qa’atabah district of Yemen, near constant conflict that has killed and injured civilians and impeded access to …

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Disaster Planning Pays Off in Northwest Syria

By Adile Sahin Originally from Hama, Asem has been displaced several times, like most Syrians, to escape the war at home. First forced to flee …

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