CESVI has been intervening in Somalia since 2006, with the aim of contributing to the improvement of the living conditions of the populations affected by the humanitarian crisis and environmental shocks, in the regions of Lower Shabelle, Mudug, Galgadug and Hiraan and improving access to health services and nutritional essentials, promote knowledge of hygiene practices, as well as promote food security for populations affected by the crisis.Continue
On the occasion of the International Day for the Rights of Children and Adolescents, on 16 November we inaugurated the first House of Smile in Italy in Bari, in the San Paolo district, bringing to our country the experience gained by CESVI in the rest of the world in the protection of the fundamental rights of minors.Continue
We at CESVI have been present in Pakistan since 2005, reaching more than 2.5 million beneficiaries. We have been operating in Sindh for years, where we help local communities and authorities to improve their disaster response capabilities with training activities aimed at improving crisis response capabilities. We have also arranged for the creation of river water monitoring systems that make it possible to control the level of watercourses and to prepare for the impact of floods, once the alert threshold has been reached.Continue
On Friday 4 November at 11 am, at the Civic Aquarium of Milan, the CESVI Foundation presents the Global Hunger Index 2022 – Global Hunger Index (GHI 2022) entitled Transformation of food systems and local governance.
This will, in fact, be the theme of the seventeenth edition of the GHI, one of the main international reports to measure world hunger, which in 2022 investigates governance and local food systems as active agents in the fight against food insecurity.
Panettone is a company gift that is always very popular for Christmas. One sweet, a symbol of the Italian culinary tradition.
Legend has it that, on Christmas Eve, the court of Ludovico il Moro was intent on celebrating with a rich dinner.
The head cook asked the young scullery boy Toni to check the baking of the cake in the oven, but a brief distraction from Toni was enough for the cake to no longer be served.
It is common, during the summer months, that CESVI cooperators engaged abroad spend a holiday in Italy and spend a few days at the Bergamo office for business meetings and greetings to colleagues. On one of these occasions Samuele Silva, CESVI contact person in South Africa, told the main news regarding Philippi’s Casa del Sorriso (not far from Cape Town), the CESVI project which aims to offer, as well as welcome and protection to young people mothers who are victims of domestic violence and their children, the possibility for them of a path of rebirth and redemption that also includes looking for a job and obtaining economic independence.Continue
In Pakistan, over 7 million children and women need immediate access to nutritional and health services and some 5.5 million people lack access to safe drinking water. In the fragile segment of the population, 4 million children do not have access to health services (OCHA, 2022).
In flood-affected areas of Sindh and Balochistan, outbreaks of waterborne diseases continue to increase, particularly due to the unavailability of health facilities and the disastrous consequences of standing water.
In a country increasingly afflicted by the climate crisis and a dramatic famine, many people find themselves living on the street. Even young people and children find themselves having to face the difficulties of not having a home. The story of Brandon and Tendai, welcomed in Harare’s House of Smiles, has a happy ending. Thanks to our operators, the life of these two street children has returned to being dignified and serene.Continue
In Haiti, following the catastrophic earthquake of August 2021 and due to the now endemic poverty, problems of crime on the streets and lack of access to basic services that generate poverty and hunger alternate.
The situation is even more catastrophic in the suburb of Citè Soleil, where the slum of Wharf Jérémie is located and where hunger is at dramatic levels, in a country at the “breaking point”.