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Coming up: IDSN to present at ALNAP 32nd Annual Meeting on priorities in humanitarian action

15-16 October
ALNAP 32nd Annual Meeting
‘Relevant for whom? Responding to diverse perspectives and priorities in humanitarian action’. IDSN will be presenting on the caste-related barriers to disaster relief and prevention in caste-affected countries. Read […]

September 10th, 2019|Humanitarian Aid, South Asia|

Landless Dalits, hit hardest by disasters, are last to get relief

Cyclone Fani flattened the entire village of Talamala in Puri district when it made landfall on May 5, 2019. It wrecked homes and destroyed crops mostly cultivated by small farmers. But it inflicted the […]

August 18th, 2019|Humanitarian Aid, India|

The need to address caste-based violence highlighted in international annual human rights reports

Failure of state authorities to protect the rights of Dalits
In the India chapter of the Amnesty International 2018 report it is noted that,
“Adivasi communities continue to be displaced by industrial projects, and hate crimes […]

Dalit flood victims need food, water and medicine

Nepal, Bangladesh and India have experienced severe flooding over the past weeks and many Dalit communities are hard hit. In this article we will share some of the reports we have received from members […]

September 6th, 2017|Humanitarian Aid, Nepal|

India urged to address caste discrimination in new Disaster Risk Reduction plan

It is a well-documented fact that in disaster situations Dalits are often discriminated against when it comes to relief work as well as rebuilding homes, livelihoods and offering compensation for assets lost. It has […]

May 23rd, 2017|Humanitarian Aid, India|

IDSN members lobby global community

On 14 March 2016, IDSN members from all over the world gathered in Geneva for the network’s triennial General Assembly. Participants were Dalit human rights defenders from South Asia, Dalit Solidarity Networks from Europe, […]

Report: “Even war discriminates’: Yemen’s minorities, exiled at home”

The report examines how minorities in Yemen are coping, as war continues to ravage the country, exacerbated by countless airstrikes and import embargoes. MRG writes that as of December 2015, the UN office for […]

January 19th, 2016|Humanitarian Aid, Violence and atrocities, Yemen|

Report: Dalits hit hard by 2015 flooding in India, no relief in sight

The assessment team surveyed 8392 households, just under 41% of these were Dalit households. Some of the most striking statistical findings in the report reveal that 90% of those injured in the flooding were […]

December 3rd, 2015|Humanitarian Aid, India|

Urgent appeal to combat caste discrimination in Nepal earthquake relief efforts

Inequality in access to rescue and relief provisions for Dalit communities is documented in the Waiting for Justice in Response: Report of Initial Findings from Immediate Needs Assessment and Monitoring Responses towards Affected Dalit Communities […]

June 3rd, 2015|Humanitarian Aid, Nepal|

Report: Dalits short-changed in aid delivery in Nepal

The  Waiting for Justice in Response: Report of Initial Findings from Immediate Needs Assessment and Monitoring Responses towards Affected Dalit Communities in Nepal Earthquake 2015 explores equitable access to rescue and relief provisions for […]

May 29th, 2015|Humanitarian Aid, Nepal|