Sonya Ruparel

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Breaking a vicious cycle of disempowermentActionAid has been promoting women’s leadership in emergencies for many years now. Yet this question never fails to come up, from individuals within the...
Yesterday I came back from Gaza to the West Bank. Those 24 hours of entering Gaza and returning to the West Bank was one of the most intense and disturbing 24 hours of my life. But I was only there...
Local organisations already play a vital role in emergency response, responding first alongside local communities. But all too often local organisations’ roles can be undermined, or even ignored,...
Oggi, insieme alla squadra dei soccorsi, ho lasciato la città di Cebu per raggiungere la punta più a nord dell'isola che è stata direttamente colpita dal tifone Haiyan. La città di Cebu è stata...
Today the team and I left Cebu city for the northern tip of the island that was directly hit by typhoon Haiyan. Cebu City itself hasn’t been affected, but the story quickly changed as we travelled...