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Ukraine in Crisis
InterAction and our Members are responding to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. This page includes the latest InterAction statements on Ukraine, as well as the latest resources from international institutions that are responding including UNHCR, UN OCHA, and the Global Protection Cluster.
“When I received my first salary, my eyes nearly shed tears”
Urmila’s journey toward a career wasn’t as straightforward as she hoped. She moved to a city seeking more job opportunities, but since she didn’t have much professional experience, she was often turned away. But Urmila didn’t give up. She kept looking for safe and reliable work, and eventually heard about an initiative that helps young women become teachers — a program run in collaboration with Plan International. More information
1 toilet for 100 people: Hear from the girls
Toilets aren’t a glamorous topic to talk about. But they are an important one. There are almost 4 billion people around the world living without safe access to toilets. How do they manage? Some wait until night or walk long distances to find a private place to go. Some use shared bathrooms that aren’t clean. Some are forced to go out in the open near their homes, which creates a major public health hazard. Globally, every day, 700 children die just from diarrhea because of unsafe water and sanitation — that’s one child every two minutes. Learn more.
2022-23 Season Update
WFSS just kicked off the regular operating season in December to implement clean water projects: 32 newly drilled wells, 50 well rehabilitations, 2 water storage and distribution systems, and hygiene education trainings in each community served. But did you know that teams have been working in the field since November implementing projects with established partners like UNICEF and Norwegian Church Aid? Field teams are also gearing up for another project with partner The Carter Center, drilling new wells, and rehabilitating broken wells to continue the successful fight to eradicate guinea worm disease by ensuring access to clean water. Learn more.
A woman’s place… is employing other women
Before contending with the weather and pests, Amal first had to contend with hearts and minds who felt running an agriculture business was inappropriate for a Syrian woman. A few months ago, Amal took part in CARE training, and subsequently received $5,000 which she used to grow her business, renting a piece of land to cultivate fruits and vegetables. At the beginning, it was difficult to find other women who were willing to work for her. Today, she employs 11 to 15 women, depending on the season. Learn more