Case Studies

01 Sep Building resilience in the West Bank

In 2011, Christian Aid embarked on a new resilience programme in our humanitarian work to test new development approaches in complex contexts affected by conflict or violence. The programme was possible thanks to the DFID CHASE Programme Partnership Arrangement. Seen through the eyes of one...

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Malawi, March 2015. Heavy rainfall in January caused massive flooding in southern Malawi, affecting many districts covered by ECRP, a resilience programme led by Christian Aid. Nsanje and Chikwawa were badly affected, while other areas experienced flash floods and crop damage. Programme activities were put on hold in the worst hit areas, as attention switched to the flood response, with some programme funds redirected to support the relief efforts. While ECRP areas were severely impacted by the floods, positive stories emerged of how ECRP has played a role in helping communities better prepare and recover. ECRP is a five-year initiative to improve food security, reduce vulnerability and strengthen the resilience of around 600,000 people directly and up to 1.6 million altogether in 7 districts of Malawi prone to natural disasters and climatic hazards.  
Running until 2016, the £21m programme is funded by UK aid from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), Irish Aid and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The goal is to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger and increase the resilience of vulnerable communities.

13 Aug Malawi: ECRP in pictures

Click here to see our new flickr photo gallery from Malawi, where Christian Aid leads the Enhancing Community Resilience Programme, or ECRP. Through local partners, ECRP runs a variety of different projects. Families involved in more than one project are better able to bounce back after a...

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31 Jul Linking Preparedness Resilience & Response in Kenya

Integrating Conflict Prevention and Resilience for Improved Humanitarian Programming “Let the community define the change they want to see” – START Member Field Officer, Nairobi How can we improve humanitarian programming to build existing capacity of at risk communities and strengthen future resilience? How can we...

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