Dispatches from Lviv: Displaced women share their stories
CARE and partner Charity Foundation for Stabilization Support Services (CFSSS) are working together to deliver live-saving assistance for people in need inside Ukraine. CARE and CFSSS are providing food and water as well as distributing hygiene items and medical packages for internally displaced people. Recently, CFSSS food distribution has taken place in Lviv, Chernivtsi, and Truskavets. Learn more
Garbage banks earn women more influence in Indonesia
The Starbucks Foundation and Lutheran World Relief are building on the success of Kopi Nande project which reached over 26,000 individuals (15,000 women) in five communities across Karo Regency to promote health and hygiene using LWR’s Learning for Gender Integration methodology with the new MECIHO project just launched in the same region. MECIHO will continue to use women-led approaches to improve health, hygiene and living conditions in Karo Regency, reaching 25,000 people across an additional six rural coffee-growing communities. This project is part of The Starbucks Foundation’s new goal to positively impact 1 million women and girls in coffee-, tea-, and cocoa-growing communities by 2030. More information.
Helmsley Charitable Trust Launch Program in Ghana
WaterAid and The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust announce the launch of a two-year program to reach more than 12,000 people with access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene in Ghana. With a $900,000 grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust, WaterAid will support the government of Ghana by responding to operational gaps in water, sanitation and hygiene infrastructure in the Bongo District, improving water coverage in three healthcare facilities, local schools and communities. Through this program, WaterAid will directly reach 12,000 people with access to safe water and decent toilets in healthcare facilities and schools, and indirectly reach 185,000 people nationally with hygiene messaging. This grant will strengthen essential infrastructure in the region and put local systems in place to maintain and scale progress. More information.
Mercy Corps Responds to Hunger Crisis in the Horn of Africa
The Horn of Africa is experiencing the worst drought and hunger crisis in the last 40 years. Across Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia, 18.4 million people are experiencing extreme hunger and 10 million children are suffering from acute malnourishment. In turn, families have been forced to leave their homes in search of food, water, and aid. Mercy Corps is providing immediate assistance in the Horn of Africa to alleviate hunger. In Somalia, Mercy Corps team members are distributing water and hygiene kits to prevent disease spread, particularly in displacement camps. Additionally, the organization is providing cash assistance to help families afford food, water, and other essential items such as medicine and clothing. In Ethiopia and Kenya, we are increasing access to water supply by rehabilitating boreholes and desilting water pans. Learn more
Nicaragua Rural: Lazos de Agua Project in Nicaragua
Nicaragua Rural was implemented by WaterAid America from June 2017 to June 2022 in 34 communities in the municipalities of Waslala, Waspam and Puerto Cabezas. Among the project’s achievements, nearly 15,000 people received access to water and/or sanitation services while 501 systems of drinking water and 697 sanitation facilities have been built or improved for communities, families, schools, and health centers. Learn more