This handbook describes 12 activities that Red Cross and Red Crescent (RCRC) volunteers can easily carry out by themselves using resources already available in the community. The activities are designed to help communities to produce more food and income and to stay safe and healthy in areas where there
are challenges such as droughts and floods. Each activity selected is particularly relevant for the local context in Southern and Eastern Africa, but most activities can be done anywhere in the world with some small adjustments.
All these activities have been designed to:
- Be easy to understand and carried out by Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers
- Require little or no external resources, support, technology or funding
- Need no special skills, capacities or external advice.
Each activity has been carefully selected to increase the ability of people to withstand, or be ‘resilient to,’ the shocks, stresses and hazards related to changing climate. These activities do not represent a comprehensive list of all actions that build resilience, but those that have been proven to be effective by a wide range of organisations and Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers and staff. The activities can benefit families and communities in a wide range of contexts and different locations.
Truelove, S.J.; Zaremba, J.
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
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