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  • Caritas Luxembourg 29, rue Michel Welter
    2730 Luxembourg
    Luxembourg

    Email: caritas@caritas.lu
    Phone: +352 4021311
    Fax: +352 402131409
    Website: http://www.caritas.lu

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Caritas Luxembourg

Non-Governmental Organization

http://www.caritas.lu

Caritas Luxembourg commits itself to the well-being of all men and women, particularly for the helpless and excluded, regardless of their origin, age, nationality, or philosophical and religious convictions.

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Mission

Caritas Luxembourg commits itself to the well-being of all men and women, particularly for the helpless and excluded, regardless of their origin, age, nationality, or philosophical and religious convictions.

Disaster Reduction Goal

Working in DRR in Asia (Laos, Bangladesh, India, Tajikistan), the main goal of Caritas Luxembourg is to reduce the occurrence of disasters and to capacitate vulnerable communities to cope with natural hazards. People’s capacities are reinforced to allow them to actively participate in developing and implementing DRR actions.

Policies and Programmes in DRR

- Supporting the creation of Self Help groups, Village Disaster management committees
- Providing training in DRR and capacity building of vulnerable communities
- Improving livelihood security
- Creating networks, sharing of knowledge and experiences in DRR
- Providing solutions that are adapted to the local context
- Prevention measures are accompanied by post-disaster and rehabilitation measures

Membership in Key Networks

Caritas Internationalis

Making disaster risk reduction a policy priority, institutional strengthening (HFA 1)

- Disseminate experiences in community-based DRR at local and national level in order to be adopted in the government’s DRR strategy

Risk assessment and early warning systems (HFA 2)

- Establish disaster-resistant houses, early warning systems, etc. in order to minimize the damages caused by natural disasters

Education, information and public awareness (HFA 3)

- Training, sensitisation and capacity building of vulnerable communities
- Disseminate achieved results in DRR

Reducing underlying risk factors (HFA 4)

- Reinforce the community’s capacities in livelihood activities, enhance livelihood security (quality of soils, irrigation schemes, health of small livestock, …)
- Prevention measures are accompanied by post-disaster and rehabilitation measures

Preparedness for effective response (HFA 5)

- Disseminate experiences in community-based DRR at local and national level in order to be adopted in the government’s DRR strategy
- People’s capacities of coping with disasters are increased

Disaster Risk Reduction Focal Point(s)

Georges Glod, Project Manager Asia, georges.glod@caritas.lu

Corine Van Reeuwijk, Project Manager Asia, corine.vanreeuwijk@caritas.lu

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  • 29, rue Michel Welter 2730 Luxembourg Luxembourg

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