Gordon Rattray, cbm’s emergency communications coordinator, explains the process that occurs when a disaster strikes.
“When disaster strikes, cbm gets someone to the location as soon as we can so that we can work out what needs to be done and how cbm can help provide this. We then work with local partners and organizations to make sure that whole communities receive the assistance they need, including the elderly, children and people with disabilities. My role is to be the link between the work we’re doing with our partners — before, during and after emergencies — and you, the cbm supporter whose donations enable our relief work. I need to make sure you know what is happening and how you can help do something about it.”
Most at risk
cbm international and our partner ORDA (Organization for Rehabilitation and Development) in Amhara, Ethiopia, are addressing the immediate needs and building resilience of local communities during the famine in Africa, including the people who are the most at risk – like Emahoy.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
Emahoy, a 63-year-old woman, lost her vision 20 years ago. To help her make a living, her community is supporting her and our partner, ORDA, gave her 6 chickens.