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  • Thu, 20/08/2015 - 09:29
    CBM is one of a consortium of NGOs launching a new set of standards for humanitarian agencies, to help ensure that people with disabilities and older people can access support at times of emergency. Globally, 15% of the population lives with some kind of disability and one in eight are over the age of 60. By 2050, the number of older people is expected to increase to two billion – one...
  • Wed, 19/08/2015 - 08:46
    World Humanitarian Day, 19th August 2015, is a time to recognise those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. It is an opportunity to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the globe. To mark this day, CBM UK celebrates the courage and compassion of our partners, local co-workers and volunteers in Nepal, who have been providing vital assistance to disabled...
  • Wed, 05/08/2015 - 10:01
    CBM welcomes the new post-2015 agenda which is disability inclusive and promises an equal, inclusive and sustainable society for all. The final round of governmental negotiations on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) took place on 2 August 2015 at the United Nations headquarters in New York. The SDGs are a new set of goals, targets and indicators that countries around the world will be...
  • Thu, 30/07/2015 - 10:51
    17 months after the start of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, cases are still being identified, highlighting the need for continued education and prevention measures to protect people with disabilities from this devastating disease. In October, CBM launched an appeal to ensure that people with disabilities could access life-saving information about Ebola in Sierra Leone, one of the countries...
  • Fri, 24/07/2015 - 13:50
    Last year, on International Day of People with Disabilities, 3 December, CBM UK met two sisters, Valieth and Susana who were both born with congenital bi-lateral Cataract. A live link was set up so our supporters could follow the sisters on their incredible journey from blindness to sight. Laura Gore returned to see how the sisters were doing six months later. CBM UK’s local partner, the...
  • Fri, 24/07/2015 - 12:00
    After two weeks supporting relief efforts in Nepal, Kirsty Smith, Chief Executive of CBM UK has paid tribute to the astonishing resilience of the Nepalese people. But three months on from the earthquake, hospitals, rehabilitation and mental health services continue to face a huge increase in demand.Kirsty Smith spent two weeks working with CBM’s team of emergency response specialists,...