05.08.2009 Fighting for health in the time of cholera

The deadly diarrhoea epidemic in Zimbabwe could have been foreseen and avoided. Health Committees were a verhicle both for emergency relief and social protest.

01.05.2009 Zimbabwe

**Project Funding 2012** - Primary health services, Community Working Group for Health (CWGH) - HIV prevention, Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ)

01.05.2009 Nicaragua

**Project Funding 2012** - Empowerment of children and young people for a healthier environment, Centro de Información y Servicios de Asesoría en Salud (CISAS) - Administration of the Comulcampo production fund by Coopcove (El Tanque) - Capacity development for young managers and multipliers, Centro Ecuménico Antonio Valdivieso (CEAV) - Monitoring La Palmerita, Movimiento de Mujeres Trabajadoras María Elena Cuadra (MEC-León) - Training, 1st stage, NicasMigrante - Expenditures of the Central American project office

01.05.2009 Israel/Palestine

**Project Funding 2012** - Protection of renewable energy plants in the southern Hebron hills and establishment of a renewable energy centre, Community Energy Technology in the Middle East (Comet-ME) - Legal action against demolition of these plants, Comet-ME - Improvement of primary health services and strengthening crisis preparedness in the occupied Palestinian regions, Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS) - Strengthening community-oriented health services and supplying nutritional supplements in the Gaza Strip, PMRS - Access to primary health services and protection for marginalised communities in Hebron and Bethlehem, PMRS - Promoting schools for community health workers, PMRS - Kindergartens for unrecognised villages in the Jordan valley, Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) - Campaign for the right to equal access to health services, Adalah – Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel - Human rights work in the Gaza Strip, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights - Support for Physicians for Human Rights (Israel), PHR-IL - Mobile clinics in occupied Palestinian regions, PHR-IL - Training and campaigns for early diagnosis of breast cancer and medical-psychological support in the Gaza Strip, Culture and Free Thought Association (CFTA) - Health work in East Jerusalem, Medical Relief Society

01.05.2009 Lebanon

**Project Funding 2012** - Rental for school of nursing, Chouah Al Nour Educational Professional Association (CENEP) - Participative municipal development initiatives. Popular Aid for Relief and Development (PARD) - Capacity development for young Palestinian refugees, support to the Nashet Association at Ein el Hilweh Camp - Pilot project on sexual and reproductive health, MARSA Sexual Health Center

01.05.2009 Sri Lanka

**Project Funding 2012** - Resettlement of internal exiles in Kanakarayankulam, North Sri Lanka, Social, Economical & Environmental Developers (SEED) - Support for resettlement of returning civil war refugees in Kalikulam and Chememadu, North Sri Lanka, SEED

19.03.2009 Zimbabwe in the time of cholera

The predictable and evitable breakdown of Zimbabwe’s public health care system is currently culminating in the cholera epidemic. Already back in 2006, local health organisations warned against the plague and asked the government to take preventive...

03.02.2009 Hundreds of thousands of refugees in Sri Lanka caught in crossfire between army and rebel forces

Berlin, 3rd February 2009. The alliance Entwicklung hilft is calling for "escape corridors", free access to the trapped civilians, and the immediate dispatch of international observers to northern Sri Lanka. According to local partner organisations,...

27.12.2008 medico international and other aid agencies warn of humanitarian catastrophe after attack on Gaza

Today (27 December 2008) aid agencies and human rights groups working in Gaza called on Israel, Hamas and other Palestinian militant groups to pull back from the brink of an all-out military confrontation. The aid agencies warn that a full-scale...

02.05.2008 Big Dreams, Failure Included

Bangladesh is a land of many contradictions. While the defacto military takeover at the start of 2007 was welcomed by the majority of the population, as they hoped the „iron fist “would bring an end to the violent party conflicts and the corruption,...