Project Funding 2009


Stabilization Centre Construction in Hagadera Refugee Camp, Dadaab, Kenya (2009-12-01)

Ever since the civil strife broke out in Somalia in the early 1990s, Kenya, in collaboration with UNHCR and other implementing partners, has been accepting, hosting and sheltering thousands of Somali refugees in Dadaab. 

Dadaab refugee camp was designed to accommodate 90,000 people but is currently host to 275,000 refugees, mainly from Somalia.  88,850 are registered in Hagadera Refugee Camp, one of the three camps in the area. Health programmes are implemented by three agencies: GTZ in Ifo,...

Environmental Conservation Project Kitgum District (2009-11-30)

This project in Kitgum district of northern Uganda aims to support environmental rehabilitation around Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDP) camps and in return areas through promoting the implementation of environmentally friendly activities.

Kitgum district has been affected by a 20 year conflict between the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and the government of Uganda.  Over 90% of the residents in Kitgum were uprooted and moved into IDP camps. This concentrated population put tremendous...

Strengthening the voice of youth against addiction and violence (2009-11-01)

To learn more about the refugee situation in Burma and the issues involved please look at our Burma country profile

The DARE Network is a local organization of trained local ethnic addiction staff and workers together with an advisory board of ethnic leaders and migrant leaders dedicated to the prevention and treatment of drug and alcohol addiction among their people, on the Thail-Burma border and inside a future peaceful Burma.  This year DARE will continue to promote the visibility of young...

Supporting the Basic Needs and Education of IDP Children in Nuh Poe Refugee Camp (2009-11-01)

The goal of the Karen Youth Organization is to empower and equip the youth to face the future and create a better world based on justice and peace.  This includes supporting and educating young people to play a vital role in building a society that is environmentally sustainable, politically stable, economically accessible and socially just. They provide training on education, information technology, social protection, community development, community organizing, political awareness and...

Support to Earthrights International Alumni Projects (2009-08-10)

Refugees International Japan has funded EarthRights International alumni small projects with great success for a number of years. 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 was established to assist its graduates in pursuing opportunities to build a strong and independent base in...

Facilitating educational communities for children at risk in NE Colombia (2009-05-31)

Pastoral Social, a branch of Caritas International, will establish educational centers to provide a safe environment for children to study and enjoy the delights of growing up.

Families living in conflict areas of Colombia, live in constant fear of being targeted by rebel or paramilitary groups, but in particular that their children may be abducted to fight or serve the soldiers. This creates serious tensions and affects the children’s education.

According to reliable non-governmental...

Casamance Refugee Returnee Livelihood Support Project (CARELLIS) (2009-05-31)

The purpose of this project is to enhance the sustainable livelihoods of the returnees in the Sindian-Sous Prefecture (Region of Ziguinchor, Senegal) and of their communities.

The CARRELIS project is a one year project that builds on the experiences of the Refugee International Japan supported 2008 CARA project, directed towards supporting returnees affected by the Casamance conflict and improve the socio-economic development of their communities. The target villages of the project are in the...

Humanitarian support to vulnerable internally displaced older people in, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (2009-05-30)

HelpAge International is a well established agency that has, for 25 years, helped older people claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty, so that they can lead dignified, secure, active and healthy lives. They work with partners to ensure that people everywhere understand how much older people contribute to society and that they must enjoy their right to healthcare, social services and economic and physical security. Older people face particular threats from the world’s...

Human Rights and Law Training (2009-05-30)

To learn more about the refugee situation in Burma and the issues involved please look at our Burma country profile

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

Over the last ten years, over twenty-two thousand Karenni people have become relocated as refugees in Thailand.   With the assistance of Refugee International Japan the Social Development Center Training School has, over the last five...

Emergency Assistance for Zimbabwean Refugees in South Africa (2009-04-30)

Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is providing emergency assistance to needy new arrivals fleeing to South Africa from the turmoil in Zimbabwe.

The turmoil and violence, the extreme inflation, and the lack of food in Zimbabwe have forced tens of thousands of men, women, and children to flee to South Africa for survival.  The plight of these people is particularly difficult as fewer than ten percent of those who have applied to Home Affairs have been given approval to pursue seeking refugee status.

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Community Health Promotion Initiative in Juba, South Sudan (2009-04-30)

This project is a continuation of a 2008 project that uses sport and play as an effective learning tool to strengthen the capacity of youth groups, local sport councils and local CBOs.

Juba is a capital for both Central Equatorial State and Government of South Sudan. Like other places in South Sudan 21 years of civil war has destroyed the whole infrastructure subjecting many of its residents to live in make-shift crowded settlements. Now, after the signing of the peace agreement in 2005,...

Provision of re-settlement kits for returnees in N-Eastern Uganda (2009-02-28)

Morungatuny camp, established in 1979, is one of the largest camps in Obalanga Sub County in North Eastern Uganda.  Close to 20,000 people are living there in inhuman conditions.  They have experienced famine, war, floods and some have had their children abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) during the rebel incursion into Amuria district in 2003. Their health has been compromised and preventable infectious diseases such as respiratory infections, gastro-intestinal infections,...

Support to the education sector in two camps in Zambia (2009-02-27)

To learn more about the refugee situation in Zambia and the issues involved please look at our Zambia country profile

RIJ will provide three months interim funding to address a shortfall in educational provision for Congolese children in the Kala and Mwange Refugee Camps. This will specifically target the education needs of disabled children, provide educational materials and improve sanitation.

Kala and Mwange Refugee Camps were established in August 2000 and March 1999 respectively, to host...

Therapeutic Food Aid for Malnourished Children in the South of Gaza (2009-01-31)

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 “minimal humanitarian goods” are allowed to enter this area.  This closure has caused Gaza’s fragile economy to collapse.  The people live under dire poverty with...