Helping communities recover from crisis with dignity
When the dust of disaster settles, and the chaos and confusion of crisis subsides, that’s when the long, hard work of recovery begins.
Lives are saved by quickly responding to emergencies, but so much is lost in the wake of these crises. People have lost their homes, possibly even their livelihoods, and normal routines and ways of life have been changed forever. Your sustained support enables us to stay with devastated communities to help families recover from crisis with dignity.
Here’s how we make a difference.
Build Back Better
To safeguard against future disasters, we help families rebuild their homes better using strong building materials and disaster-resilient construction methods. Medair works in close partnership with families to ensure the design, supplies and construction are of high quality, take local natural hazards into consideration, and meet are culturally appropriate — an approach that empowers families as they rebuild.
To increase humanitarian access to isolated communities, Medair supports road improvements and the construction of bridges and culverts. These are life-changing improvements that allow families access to better health care, schools and markets, while also making communities safer. We also rehabilitate or construct quality sanitation facilities and water points so people can access safe drinking water closer to home, allowing them more time to care for their families, attend school, or earn an income.
Strengthen Health Clinics
We support year-round health clinics so families have regular access to primary health care, obstetrics care, and nutrition services. By working with local authorities, Medair strengthens health systems and improves the capacities and skills of local health workers through training and supervision, so that communities will continue receiving improved health care long after we leave.
Because of conflict, poverty and environmental factors such as floods and droughts, many farming families struggle to grow enough food for the year. Medair helps rural communities in places like Afghanistan develop and implement plans to cope with shocks that put their lives and livelihoods at risk.
vulnerable Jordanian families received livelihood training and cash grants
women attended kitchen-garden training and received 10 varieties of vegetable seeds in Afghanistan
people reached with safe-shelter promotion via radio broadcasts in Nepal