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04/26/2018

Activity of CHP

5th Nov 2017:
After returning the IDPs of Bashiqa sub-district to their home places, the voluntary group of CHP made cleaning campaign in sector B where IDPs occupied. They could collect about one truck of two tons of their remnants especially in empty tents. CHP members are eager to make these area clean and tidy, so these area is ready to face any kind of emergency case that related to displacement at the time that clashes are still ongoing in some area of Iraq.

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27th Nov 2017:
CHP had cleaning campaign for Open Channel area, that channel is specified for flowing gray water of the tents and it should not be blocked at all. During the camping CHP asked the surrounded households to coordinate with them by keeping that channel empty of garbage so the gray water could flow, and to get rid of bad smells and diseases that may cause by garbage

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17th Dec 2017: CHP had cleaning campaign in the main streets of Mamliyan Camp to make the view of camp tidy and clean, at the same time, CHP  delivers their message that related to encouraging camp residence to keep camp clean, as well as to throw their garbage into communal and private bins that provided by JEN. 

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16th April 2018:
In cooperation with Camp management of Mamliyan camp, CHP participated in the public cleaning day in Duhok province. The campaign was unique because of the huge number of participations that reached to 120 participants to clean the occupied area of the camp. On the same manner, CHP was grateful to JEN who supported the campaign by providing gloves and garbage bags to all participants. As well as, CHP expressed their appreciation to Camp management for their efforts by involving all NGOs in the camp, students of Mamliyan School, and the security agency in the camp.

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April 26, 2018 in Iraq |

04/12/2018

131,621 Smiles

 In 2003, JEN started its support activities based in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. In the same year, we began providing educational support. After 2009, we expanded our activity areas to Kirkuk in the north and Anbar in the east, restoring 251 schools in the six provinces.

 After the Iraq War, people were living in fear of terrorism and conflict every day as political instability persisted. Children were particularly vulnerable, so JEN restored destroyed schools to secure safe places for the children and encouraged them to return to school. Our restoration of 251 schools allowed 131,621 children to attend school again, which also contributed to improving the capacity of teachers and the Ministry of Education in Iraq. Parents have been able to restore hygienic and safe livelihoods for their households.

 In March 2018, JEN ended this 15 year project. We would like to thank you for your warm support for this project.

 After 2014, JEN also established its activity base in the Kurdistan Autonomous Region in the north. We have been carrying out emergency support activities such as supplying water, restoring water supply facilities and schools, distributing goods, and operating a refugee camp for people who have fled from armed groups. In the future, we will be based in Duhok and continue to support people who have returned to areas liberated from armed groups in the northern Nineveh Province where damage was most severe.

 In Iraq, many people are still unable to recover from the conflict. We would like to thank you for your continued support.


 

April 12, 2018 in Iraq | | TrackBack (0)

“The caregiving class for men” & “Aranami Kitchen” in Miyako City, Iwate Prefecture

JEN is currently in partnership with five organizations to carry out its projects in Tohoku. Although our partners usually work separately, they gather at the JEN Partners’ Meeting once a year to share information about their activities and to hold a joint workshop.

In March, two organizations who had found mutual interests in the Partners’ Meeting last October jointly held an event in Miyako City, Iwate Prefecture. The event was called the “caregiving class for men in Miyako—Aranami Kitchen—”*, aimed at men looking after their family members.

The two organizations that collaborated in this effort are: the “caregiving class for men,” which provides support to male caregivers in Miyagi Prefecture, and the Miyako City Council of Social Welfare, which operates the children’s cafeteria, “Shiokaze Kitchen,” and “Aranami Kitchen” for men in Iwate Prefecture. The two organizations shared their knowledge for this innovative challenge.

The event was joined by participants of “Aranami Kitchen,” who aim for self-reliance through the common interest of food and information sharing, and local men who were or might be caregivers.

At the beginning of the event, care manager Mr. Takahashi explained about the activities of the “caregiving class for men” and about “pack cooking”. The participants later tried this cooking method during the event.

“Pack cooking” is a cooking method that makes use of plastic bags. This method allows male caregivers, who are usually not good cooks, to easily prepare nutritionally balanced meals, and is also useful in the event of a disaster.

[Participants learning about pack cooking]

After learning this method, pack cooking was immediately put into practice.

 

Seal the ingredients and seasonings in a plastic bag especially made for this purpose and warm it up for about an hour in hot water, and you can easily make a nutritionally balanced delicious meal.

[Let’s try out pack cooking!]

While warming the packed ingredients, Dr. Kawase gave a talk about oral care and health.

 

The participants learned about the importance of proper meals and the care of the mouth, which leads to longevity. Dr. Kawase also explained about denture care in caregiving, to which the participants listened carefully.

[Dr. Kawase giving a talk about oral care and health]

As they listened to Dr. Kawase, the pack cooking meal was ready. The menu consisted of cooked rice, salted chicken, cooked egg and tofu with a covering of kudzu sauce, and steamed buns. The rice, side dishes and buns were cooked so deliciously that everyone was amazed.

[The meal is ready!]

The event was highly appreciated by the participants since they learned about valuable topics both for caregiving and for their own health. We hope that this event will be of great help for all participants.

[Participants and staff members]

* The present "Aranami Kitchen" was held with the cooperation of JEN and the “Red Feather” campaign.

April 12, 2018 in Tohoku Earthquake |

Good practice

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It was in February 2017 when JEN took 10 progressive farmers for exposure visit to let them gain awareness on modern livestock management techniques and practices. The visit was carried out at four locations namely, AHITI (Animal Husbandry In-service Training Institute) in Peshawar, Harichand Dairy Farms in district Charsadda, and Achai Breeding Farm in District Dir and Jaba Research Center in District Mansehara. After the exposure visit, one progressive farmer built a separate proper livestock shelter for his livestock. It took a couple of months for him to build it due to managing and organizing money for the construction.  The remaining progressive farmers also started to build separate shelters for their livestock in February and March 2018. So 9 households constructed such shelters utilizing their personal resources.

 

In our monitoring visit to the project site in March 2018, these farmers informed that initially they learned about the importance of a shelter for livestock in the training and later on, in the exposure visit, they observed real instances. This practice was contrary to their past knowledge that they have to keep the animals in closed rooms so that weather doesn’t affect their health. They brought out their animals from closed rooms or made the rooms ventilated. Though they wanted to build shelters, their financial constraints kept them from starting it. But they finally did it with their limited resources. These farmers said that utilization of a shelter for livestock has improved their health as well as their production capacity.

 

It is encouraging that the people have started to work on their own to improve  conditions for their livestock, which is a very important source of their livelihood and food security. This is a positive change in  people’s practice. However, still more encouragement from the humanitarian community is required constantly to enable the people to get back normal and decent lives.

April 12, 2018 in Pakistan |

04/05/2018

Safe water delivered!

JEN completed construction of 11 water wells and they were handed over to communities in Chaparhar District in Nangarhar Province. These wells will provide safe water to people who rapidly increased with return from other countries and due to displacement.

Children are over joy with splash of water. Adults look relieved getting a stable water source.

From now on, people will responsibly take care of the wells. They learned the structure of a well and how to maintain it and made plans of maintenance.

We are proud we’ve provided small but essential support for people’s lives.

[Children over joy with splash]
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[Construction completion ceremony]
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[Well maintenance practice]
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April 5, 2018 in Afghanistan |