humanitarian Tag

Fourteen years ago I was in Aceh as part of the humanitarian emergency response for the devastating 2004 tsunami. Last week I returned with CBM Chair Board, Mick Turnbull. We travelled across Aceh and East Java, Indonesia, to witness the life-changing work CBM supports for people living with disabilities. It’s been a very powerful and emotional journey seeing the difference CBM and...

As part of spotlight on Quality Principle 2 of ACFID’s Code of Conduct, International Programs Director at CBM Australia, Edwina Faithfull-Farmer, talks with ACFID about participation, empowerment and local ownership, highlighting her experiences from health programs in Indonesia. Quality Principle 2 focuses on the creation of development and humanitarian responses which enable sustainable change through the empowerment...

Last month, one of the worst recorded tropical cyclones to impact Southern Africa hit Mozambique and continued through to Zimbabwe. Locals in rural areas of Zimbabwe say that Cyclone Idai has created another emergency on top of a drought that has lasted for more than four years. ‘The cyclone destroyed my house and I was left homeless’, Tendai told CBM. Tendai, who was...