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‘Swaraksha’ Anti-human trafficking programme Staff trained on Child Safeguarding & Protection

To implement the anti-human trafficking programme ‘Swaraksha’ in India, Jerome Conilleau, Consultant of the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) trained 25 staff on child protection, child safeguarding and Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse Protection (PSEA) at Lucknow on August 29-30, 2018. Prior to the workshop, Jerome surveyed all the three partners to observer the child protection and child safeguarding in the programme

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Farmers Producer Organization (FPO) formed in Jharkhand for effective linkage of Small-Farm-Agri-Food with Market

For centuries, farmers from Gumla District of Jharkhand used to work isolated in their own small farm in a disorganised manner. In the absence of effective organisational structure, the farmers were on the verge of becoming incompetent in the market or in a captivating position under local buyers or village level brokers. “When we are not organised,” says Budheswar Tana Bharat, a farmer from Tapkara village, “we have less decision-making power

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Caritas India’s is providing much need relief supplies to Kerala flood victims

“I could not believe my eyes! We were drinking contaminated water every single day after the flood,” says Mary as she looks at the glass in her hand that holds the freshly pumped water after the successful installation of water filtration unit in Jaihind Colony, located in Wayanad district Kerala. For over a month, the residents of Vythri Block were consuming contaminated water as a consequence of the heavy flooding in August this year. The large-scale

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#Caritas2Kerala & Karnataka Floods Response Update

Caritas is distributing food to survivors of Kerala floods, declared as the Indian state's worst in living memory. Through the solidarity and support of International and national stakeholders, Caritas India shall be providing food, clean water, shelter and assistance on livelihoods to over 50,000 families in the next one year. The Kerala floods have left over 486 people dead, thousands marooned, forced 1.45 million people from their homes into relief

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Caritas India Chairman visited the flood affected areas of Kerala

Travelling far from the city of Agartala, the Chairman of Caritas India made his visit to Kerala to access the situation and meet the flood victims after the devastating flood and landslide. Bishop Lumen Monteiro travelled four days from August 28-31, 2018 to meet the affected families of Mananthawady, Calicut, Vijayapuram, Pathanamthitta, Tiruvalla and Kuttanad areas. At the Caritas relief coordination centre, he interacted with Caritas India staff

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Offering Interreligious Prayers for Kerala Flood Victims on World Day of Prayer for the Care of the Creation

Caritas India, the social work arm of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India for social concern and human development organized an inter religious prayer gathering in association with Kerala Social Service Forum for the flood victims in Kerala, on August 31, 2018 at Pastoral Orientation Center, Kochi. The religious leaders from known leading religions in Kerala attended the prayer gathering and showed their solidarity for the poor people affected

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Sabal Partner’s Review cum Planning Meet

A 3 days review-cum-planning meeting was organized from September 6-8, 2018 at Khandwa for all the Sabal partners to provide a platform where all the partners get an opportunity to come together and present their result achievements, challenges and also strategies to overcome the challenges for the duration from May – Aug 2018. It helped in inter-learning and mutual sharing to strengthen knowledge and experience following with drafting 6 monthly

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Farmers’ urban market: A win-win situation

Social Service Centre (SSC), Shillong is working to better connect smaller farms with urban consumers to give local produce a boost. This was made possible through the Indigenous Food Fest organized on June 15, 2018, under FARM Northeast II programme. The fest aims to preserve, maintain and promote indigenous food resources and wild edibles available in the community. The fest has offered the platform to the farmers to sell their products in the

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