1. Australia. Red Cross volunteer Lynette Tyler.
Lynette provides personal support for Mary Stanton, a Kamilaroi Aboriginal elder, who had to evacuate her home along with 3,000 others from the town of St. George, when unprecedented flooding swept through south-western Queensland and northern New South Wales.
Resilience is also about individuals and their ability to ‘bounce back’ or even to ‘bounce forward’ rather than simply a return to vulnerability.
Photo: Jack Tran. Australian Red Cross
2. Colombia. El Calvario neighbourhood in Cali.
For many children in El Calvario, their homes are their playgrounds. Most families do not allow their kids to play in the streets due to the great danger that this exposes them to. “My kids stay in the house; I tell them not to go out because before you know it there could be a spray bullet or a fight”, says resident of El Calvario, Jackeline Erazo.
Every human being needs and deserves to have their basic needs met including food to eat, housing, health care and economic stability. They also deserve to have access to resources that enable them to remain physically and emotionally healthy and to make healthy choices.
Photo: Helkin Rene Diaz/IFRC
3. Pakistan Red Crescent and IFRC organise activities for the local community.
Pakistan. Pakistan Red Crescent and IFRC organise activities for the local community (Shikarpur) to spot on World Water Day 2012 “Safe Water for Generations”.
One way to foster resilience in children and young people is through meaningful youth participation; that is, to involve young people in the decision-making of those aspects that affect to
Photo: Olivier Matthys/IFRC