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Chennai flood case presented at workshop on Climate Change in Asia

Growing recognition and interest on climate change as a political and ethical issue has become a scope of discussion in the recent past. The poor and the vulnerable that have generally contributed the least to the climate crisis are hit the hardest. Highlighting issues on justice, Climate Change Desk (CCD) of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC) Office of Human Development organised conference workshop on June 11-12, 2017 at Bangkok.

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Caritas rolling out humanitarian response for Assam flood

The first wave of flood that hit Assam on June 3, 2017 had taken 3 lives and affected 13000 people across the state, reported a leading media house on June 15,2017. Disaster Risk Reduction team was activated by Caritas India on June 6,2017 as the situation was getting critical due to flood water rising in Brahmaputra river inundating 162 villages. Twenty-Eight villages are affected in four districts of North Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Biswanath and Dia-Hasso

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Stress on Integrated drought mitigation measures when coping crumbles

The 2nd national consultation workshop on Confronting Successive Drought: Reducing risk & Enhancing resilience of women and children organized jointly by UNICEF, National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), and the government of Andhra Pradesh in Vijayavada on June 8-9,2017. The consultation stressed on the need for mitigating the impact of successive drought on agriculture, water stress, health, education specially relating to children

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IMCP – III Photography Contest Results 2017

On the occasion of World Malaria Day 2017 , Caritas India and the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme  jointly conducted an online photography contest. It was an opportunity to share the best moments captured through lenses illustrating the commitment and the efforts to fight malaria. There were 3 themes: a) End Malaria for Good – Community in Action! b) Saving Lives – Colors of courage! c) Prevent mosquito bite – Keep malaria

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Enroute to education, meeting health and nutritional needs through Musahar child education programme

Albert Einstein said, “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking”. This quote stands true if we need to change the situation of underprivileged, downtrodden and discriminated community of Musahars. Caritas India reached the target areas with programme ‘Roshini’ (meaning light) focusing early childhood education reaching the elementary level; life skill development, and

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