EARTH COUNCIL Geneva has no connection with the EARTH COUNCIL ALLIANCE

 

Earth Council Geneva has generously funded the International Medical Corps,which will enable them to implement a new project.  This endeavor will create a healthier and more hygienic environment in the El Buss Palestinian camp, as well as  among its students and teachers. This location and intervention is based on the experience gained from implementing the previous hygiene and sanitation project in Bourj el Shemali, in addition to meetings with the camp popular committees, the UNRWA schools, a water and sanitation expert at UNRWA and a water and sanitation specialist at PARD (Popular Aid for Relief and Development). This project is designed to improve the hygiene and sanitation conditions of two schools (each with primary and intermediate capacities) and use the rehabilitation of the facilities as a platform for awareness-raising on improved hygiene and waste management practices.

International Medical Corps will improve upon four existing sanitary facilities by installing water filtration systems in two primary and intermediate schools to provide access to clean and safe drinking water. Additionally, International Medical Corps will provide ToT training to teachers in the schools with the intent of passing on further hygiene and sanitation knowledge to the students through awareness sessions throughout not only this year, but years to come. Lastly, to complement the hygiene awareness, small hygiene kits containing essential personal hygiene items will be provided to the students.

This will be a significant advancement for this camp, and gratitude is extended to ECG for its continued support.

 


 

 

The director of the Rural Alaska Village Water Program is presently in discussion with International Medical Corps(IMC) staff, and the focus of these talks will be to create e-learning courses that can be made accessible to remote Alaskan villages. Currently, eight courses are offered through the State of Alaska, but attendance at these centrally-located courses is not always possible.

Travel to and from the communities is difficult, so having this material available online would increase its effectiveness, and enable more villagers to qualify for assistance and apply for state and federal funds.The situation in remote Alaskan villages is often similar to the difficulties faced by remote African communities, and the developing e-learning module will be tailored so that it can be used in schools and settlements in poor countries throughout the world.


 

 

March 19th, 2012

Rural Alaska is characterized by over 280 isolated villages scattered across an area larger than Europe. Many of these communities lack a safe source of drinking water or a safe means of sewage disposal.  These communities could make the change from unsafe water facilities to safe sanitation practices, but oftentimes they need direction and assistance in order to access existing US State and Federal programs.

Earth Council Genevahas partnered with the non-profit organization EarthTabs, to establish the Rural Alaska Village Water Program, an effort which will facilitate these communities in need in reaching their goal of safe water and sanitation services.  More information will be provided as the program gets underway.

 


 

Project Title:  

Provide mental health to children and adults

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Location:  

Northern Japan

Goal:  

Provide mental health to children and adults

     

I'm writing to you from Nairobi, where I'm helping coordinate our emergency response in East Africa.

Last week, we asked you to help us spread the word about the growing crisis in East Africa – by sharing our updates on your Facebook and Twitter, and with your family and friends. Your response was inspiring.

September 4th, 2012

Earth Council Geneva and EarthTabs have partnered to help remote Alaskan villages obtain safe water and sewer services.Some communities are in more urgent need than others, and since the program's inception in early 2012, investigations have taken place as to which communities might be best served.The following villages have been identified and are under consideration for involvement in this program; Gambell, Kivalina, Koliganek, Tuluksak, Teller, and Wales.  Communication with these communities has begun, and updates will follow!


 

 

Project Title:  

Provide Libya with basic medical supplies and equipment

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Location:  

Libya / Egypt

Goal:  

Provide Libya with basic medical supplies and equipment

     

Although the official death toll is unknown, hundreds are expected to have been killed. Aftershocks continue to shake the country, including a second 7.4-magnitude earthquake. Approximately two million people around Tokyo currently do not have electricity, while cell phone service is reported to be down across central and northern Japan.

Project Title:

Marine debris clean-up

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Location:

Alaska’s Shelikof Strait

Goal:

Marine debris clean-up effort on the remote shores of Alaska’s Shelikof Strait





Project Title:  

Responding to devastating floods in Pakistan

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Location:  

Pakistan

Goal:  

Delivering lifesaving medical care

Beneficiaries:   The people of Haiti
     

GENEVA/SANTA MONICA, JANUARY 10, 2012


The worst drought in a generation is causing widespread food insecurity, crop shortages, and famine in an already unstable region. 
Officials report that more than 12 million across the region are affected and hundreds are fleeing each day over the Somali border en route to overcrowded refugee camps in neighboring countries including Ethiopia and Kenya - many are dying along the way. Host communities in Ethiopia and Kenya are struggling with lack of water, failed crops, and high malnutrition rates as well. International Medical Corps teams on the ground in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia, are working rapidly to scale up existing nutritional programs throughout the country and provide humanitarian relief.

Nancy Aossey, CEO of IMC said, "With the EARTH COUNCIL'S support, we will work to bring clean water to vulnerable children affected by this terrible drought."

The Earth Council has excellent experience working with the International Medical Corps, providing funds for clean water to children. Nancy Aossey has expressed the gratitude of our commitment to her organization.


 

Project Title:  

Bringing rapid relief to Haiti

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Location:  

Haiti

Goal:  

Delivering lifesaving medical care

Beneficiaries:   The people of Haiti
     

Project Title:   Improving sanitation and hygiene in South Lebanon

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Location:  

Al Sekeh, Jabal al Haleeb, Bostan al Quds, and Baraksat, Lebanon

Goal:  

help create a healthier and more hygienic environment for over 5,000 people in four communities

Beneficiaries:   5000 People
     

Project Title:   Improving Water and Sanitation in Samburu

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Location:   Baragoi and Parikati, Samburu District, Rift Valley Province, Kenya
Duration:    6 months
Goal:   To create safe and healthy learning environments for children in Kenya by improving access to safe water at targeted schools
Beneficiaries:   754 students directly; teachers and families indirectly