Dispatches from the Field

Khalidiya Camp, Iraq

Handicraft Workshops Enhance Women’s Skills and Community Cohesion

In late June, IRD/Blumont Camp Cooridnation Camp Management (CCCM) mobile teams launched a sewing workshop for female IDPs at Khalidiya Camp in al Anbar province and a handiwork workshop for women at three other IDP camps in Salah al Din province in Iraq.
Caloto, Colombia

The Spiral of Life for Memory: Inter-Ethnic Emotional Recovery and Community Rehabilitation

Our Closing Gaps program recently produced a documentary as a collective memory initiative presented by victims of armed conflict from Caloto (Cauca) of the Inter-ethnic Rainbow Group. Caloto is a municipality in southern Colombia where ethnic diversity abounds and armed conflict has hit communities hard.