Project Funding 2008


Food aid for malnourished children in Gaza Strip (2008-12-01)

RIJ and JVC will jointly support this project to help to improve the health condition of severely malnourished children in the Gaza Strip, where 80% of its residents are refugees.

Since the Palestinian Legislative Council (Parliament) election of 2006 and the subsequent action in 2007 the Gaza has been closed off and isolated. Only this closure has caused Gaza’s fragile economy to collapse. The people live under dire poverty with more than 80% of residents now dependent on humanitarian food...

Women’s Capacity Development Program, Mae Hong Son, Thailand (2008-11-01)

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For a 3rd year Refugees International Japan will support WEAVE’s ongoing work supporting
women’s capacity development among the displaced Burmese ethnic women along the Thai-Burma border. This support recognizes the United Nations, 2003 assertion that “the capacity to be assertive in society is particularly important for women, whose empowerment affects their lives, those of other...

Ophthalmic Care to IDPs in Townships around Khartoum (2008-11-01)

This is the fourth year of funding from RIJ for this project. During the previous year the project conducted outreaches in twenty neighborhoods and IDPs settlements in Khartoum area and one week outreach in Kadugli hospital in the Nuba Mountains.The activities of the project team included eye examinations; treatment for glaucoma and other eye conditions; provision of glasses; and surgery for cataract, squint, ingrown eyelashes (trachoma) and eye tumor. During the previous year of funding over...

Emergency Assistance to the Displaced Population in Bunia, DRC (2008-11-01)

GOMA, Democratic Republic of the Congo, October 28 (UNHCR) – An estimated 30,000 people displaced by fresh fighting between government forces and rebel troops have begun arriving in sites near Goma, the capital of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo’s North Kivu province.

The situation as of November 2008 is that there is an estimated 250,000 newly displaced individuals adding to the 850,000 persons that have been displaced over the last two years. This number is expected to grow even...

DARE for ALL Family Project Development (2008-07-01)

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Goal of 2008-09 Proposal:
To free refugee families from addiction and violence

Objectives:

1. Increase motivation in teenagers and children to stay away from alcohol and drugs
2. To make alcohol and drug prevention accessible and fun
3. To help addicted young people recover
4. To create young role models for children and parents

Overview: For the last 3 years Refugees...

Community interactive Peace Building in fractured communities of Timor Leste (2008-07-01)

Through repeated violence in Timor Leste since April 2006, the communities have been displaced, traumatized and rendered homeless. The internecine nature of the conflict has fractured the social fabric creating mistrust amongst each other. Austcare intends to work with three villages in Dili creating opportunities for community interactive peace building specifically targeting youth and women. Together with community groups, Austcare will build “Neighbourhood Corners” which are spaces for...

Women’s Literacy Project – Darfur, Sudan (2008-06-04)

Having been engulfed in internal conflict for more than three years now, the community area of El Fasher in which Together for Sudan seeks to set up women’s literacy classes is an impoverished community of not less than 200,000 people. This project is will provide 350 women from El Fasher with the skills of reading and writing. To provide this education Together for Sudan will establish 14 literacy classes and pay the incentives of the 14 teachers on a monthly basis for nine months every year....

Bienvenu Creche Activities (2008-06-04)

The Bienvenu Shelter was established in 2001 in a suburb of Johannesburg as a refuge for women and children refugees. The shelter provides accommodation and nutrition support while providing them with skills to prepare them for eventual return to their countries. The Shelter runs a crèche for residents’ children and children from the community. This gives the children an opportunity to integrate in the community and allows the mothers time to attend training classes and to search for work. The...
Midwives Training in the Sahraouis Refugee Camps (Algeria) (2008-06-01)

This project in support of the training of mid-wives for the Sahraouis refugee camps of Tindouf, in the Western Algerian Sahara is a continuation of a previous project. 

The Sahraouis women are giving birth in difficult conditions and the need for trained midwives is getting more acute as the number of children for each woman stays high and the number of refugees is not reduced. Currently there is a high level of risky pregnancies and the mortality rate for newborns is too high compared to...
Children’s Mobile Activity Centre, Lebanon (2008-06-01)

This project will address the psycho-social and developmental needs of children exposed to trauma during the war and the recent fighting in Nahr Al Bared Camp between Fateh Al Islam and the Lebanese army.   Besides the growing evidence of post traumatic stress in children as a result of recent hostilities, there has also been a growing concern amongst parents and community groups that religious parties are also offering art therapy classes as a way of attracting these vulnerable youth. This...

Micro-Credit Support for Returnees and Displaced Families in the DRC (2008-06-01)

This project is in support of families returning to the Uvira and Fizi territories of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (DRC).

These generally poor people have returned to find their homes and lands destroyed or occupied. In addition they have limited access to clean water and ordinary medicines and are forced to live on less than 50 cents ($.5) US per day. This lack of resources means that they cannot send their children to school nor purchase the medicines required to treat the various...

Environmental Conservation Project - Kitgum District (2008-05-01)

The goal of this project is to support the environmental rehabilitation process in and near IDP and refugee camp sites and in the return areas by undertaking environmentally friendly activities.

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is an International NGO with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. LWF has been working in northern Uganda since 1983. Currently, LWF works in five districts in northern Uganda implementing activities in various sectors including water and sanitation, education, food...

Social Development Center Training – Thailand (2008-05-01)

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The goal of the Social Development Center Training project is to distribute knowledge and skills in Human Rights, Environment and Law, on the Thai-Burma Border

The Social Development Center was developed and is staffed by four Karenni graduates from the EarthRights International School with funds from the alumni program funded by Refugees International Japan to encourage victims...

Women’s Literacy Project in Darfur (2008-04-28)

Having been engulfed in internal conflict for more than three years now, the community area of El Fasher in which Together for Sudan seeks to set up women’s literacy classes is an impoverished community of not less than 200,000 people. This project will provide 350 women from El Fasher with the skills of reading and writing. To provide this education Together for Sudan will establish 14 literacy classes and pay the incentives of the 14 teachers on a monthly basis for nine months every year. The...
Construction of Boy’s Dormitory – Lira District of Uganda (2008-04-01)

Rachele Comprehensive Secondary School (RCSS) is based in Lira District one of the towns in northern Uganda. RCSS is a fully registered formal secondary school that was established in February 2006 with a total of over 260 students most of whom are Formerly Abducted Children (FAC). Currently there are 366 students (253 boys and 113 girls) of whom 140 are former child soldiers. RCSS was conceived out of Rachele Rehabilitation Centre (RHC) founded and funded by Belgian government. When the...

Economic Empowerment for Female Heads of Household in Liberia (2008-04-01)

The Economic Empowerment for Female Heads of Households Project will economically empower female heads of household to cater to the needs of their families and send their children and younger siblings to school by providing female single heads of households and at-risk girls with sustainable, community-based skills, business training and secondary education opportunities to allow them to become active, equal partners in decision making and the rebuilding of their communities.

The project will...

Evolving Support for Earth Rights Protection in Burma (2008-02-01)

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EarthRights International founded the first EarthRights School (ERS) in Thailand in 1998 catering to refugees from Burma, teaching the skills necessary to actively participate in rebuilding their societies both outside and within Burma. The ERS Alumni programme which was established to assist its graduates in pursuing opportunities to build a strong and independent base in...
CAsamance Returnee Assistance (CARA) Project, Senegal (2008-01-28)

The CARA project is a one year project that targets villages in the Sindian-Sous prefecture and focuses on rebuilding rural livelihoods. CARA will support refugees to return, resettle and rebuild their lives in this conflict-affected region of Casamance through combining improved, appropriate and sustainable farming practice and income generating activities. The former will contribute towards food security and the latter towards economic security, better enabling families to access health and...