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  • Community Responses to Overseas Emergencies A Survey for People Taking Action in Scottish Communities

    Created: 03/11/2022
    News/Events Category: General News

    In response to the war in Ukraine, there was a huge outpouring of support from the Scottish people. Community groups got together to raise money and send goods to help people in Ukraine, and they continue to do so! In recent years, similar responses have also been seen for crises in other parts of the world, including Pakistan, Syria and Afghanistan and the refugee crisis in Europe.
    With the support of the Scottish Government, Scotland’s International Development Alliance (SIDA) is in the process of working out a way (a ‘mechanism’) to improve the support, guidance, information and coordination available to communities in Scotland when they want to respond to overseas emergencies. 
    It is running a survey for people, groups, organisations, and businesses who have taken action themselves to help communities overseas living through humanitarian crises, to offer their views to inform the development of the mechanism, making sure it meets your needs and those of communities overseas. The information you share in this survey will help SIDA and partners to understand the contribution of Scottish communities to overseas emergencies, the experience people have trying to help, and therefore be able to develop a useful and long-lasting mechanism.

    The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete.  If you have any questions, please be in touch with Hannah Clyne - [email protected] 

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