About Skybird

With 01.12.2018 Austrian Red Cross together with its partners embarked on an exciting 5-years regional WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) capacity strengthening programme in East Africa.

It is the overall aim of The Skybird Programme to contribute to improved living conditions – incl. health, environment and livelihood – in East Africa through increased innovation, strengthened capacities and partnerships of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (RCRC) movement in WASH and related fields to enable more gender sensitive and effective WASH service delivery.

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Latest updates and learnings

WASH support to the Canadian RC

The Canadian RC approached Austrian RC beginning of 2022 to support them with the restructuring of WASH hardware for the health ERUs. The Project started with a benchmark of WASH equipment in the movement and a needs analysis. At first, we only concentrated on the...

Support for IDPs in Transcarpathia

Written by Athénaïs Langendorf, WASH volunteer from the Lower Austrian branch My name is Athenais Langendorf and I’m a WASH volunteer from the Lower Austrian branch. The first time I was deployed to the city Uzhhorod in Transcarpathia for five weeks in June and again...

IFRC team recent deployment to Pakistan

Written by Michael Wolf, IFRC In late summer 2022, Pakistan experienced abnormal monsoon rainfall nearly three times higher than the past 30-year average, resulting in uncontrollable urban and flash floods, and landslides across the country. Subsequently, more than...

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