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“You have to look at the needs” : an interview with Dominic Xavier, director of Reaching the Unreached Trust


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Abstract: In this interview, Dominic Xavier – Director and founder of Reaching the Unreached Trust (RTUT), a small humanitarian NGO near Pondicherry in India – relates how RTUT interrupted its ongoing work in the shantytowns to respond to the tsunami, and how they were forced by circumstances to change their way of working within a few hours. From a community development organisation working on the rights of children in impoverished communities they were pushed into providing emergency assistance. And they attempted to apply some of the principles of their ongoing community work in a situation where there was little time for reflection.
Authors: McClellan, M.
Country: India
Category: Practice
End Page: 27
Serial number: 104
ISSN: 1387-9553
Journal: Early Childhood Matters
Keywords: disasters and emergencies , humanitarian assistance , children
Language: eng
Organization: Bernard van Leer Foundation
Year: 2005
Region: South Asia
Right: © 2005 Bernard van Leer Foundation
Subject: Humanitarian Assistance
Start Page: 24
Title: “You have to look at the needs” : an interview with Dominic Xavier, director of Reaching the Unreached Trust