Project Funding 2010


Baby kits for IDP mothers / nutritional support for elderly IDPs (2010-11-01)

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

This project has two aims, the first being to improve the health and hygiene of Karen refugee mothers and babies, providing 300 basic baby hygiene kits to new mothers in Ee Htu Hta camp, Burma/Thai border, as well as providing basic education information about maternal and newborn health.

Living conditions in the camps create many challenges for a mother to keep herself and her...
Returnee community support project (2010-11-01)

The Karambenor project will support the returnees affected by the conflict to rebuild their lives and improve the social and economic development of the community. The 18 target villages of the project are in the Sindian-Sous Prefecture and the activities focus on needs identified by the returnees through meetings and discussions, with a special focus on the most marginalized (women, children and people with special needs).

The conflict in Casamance lasted 22 years and has had a serious and...
Women’s Capacity Development Program (2010-11-01)

This project will provide refugee girls and women, aged 16 to around 40 years old, access to education and learning on women’s issues, human rights and languages.  30 refugee girls and women, aged 15-21, will be supported to attend the Women’s Study Program (WSP) in Karenni Camp 1, Thai/Burma border, and a further 300 refugees, of whom 70% will be women, will be provided with educational community outreach. 

Girls and young women previously had very little opportunity for education and access...
Support to Earth Rights International Alumni Projects (2010-08-01)

Refugees International Japan has funded EarthRights International alumni small projects with great success for a number of years. The ERS Alumni programme was established to assist its graduates in pursuing opportunities to build a strong and independent base in preparation for return to Burma is the focus of this funding support request.

The following project will be supported for the 1st round of funding FY 2010/11.

Peace Building Training for Women sponsored by Palaung Women’s Organization
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Karenni Further Study Program (2010-08-01)

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

This project will enable 45 refugee students, aged 16 to 21, to attend the Karenni Further Study Program for the 2010-2011 school year, in Karenni Camp 2, Thai/Burma border. The Karenni Further Studies Programme (KnFSP) is a community-led initiative that was established to create a two year school program for young people aged 16-21, who do not have access to further education. The...
Sport and Play as tools for HIV/Aids awareness raising for young people (2010-08-01)

This project will create awareness among children and young people, aged 12-25, in Juba, South Sudan, on HIV/AID prevention, breaking down the stigma and equipping young people with life skills to enable them resist peer pressure and make right choice to live healthy life. 10,000 children and young people, including returnees, refugees and former child soldiers will have access to HIV/Aids prevention message through sport and play programmes. The outreach will be conducted through teachers,...
Emergency response to address needs of older people in Kyrgyzstan (2010-08-01)

This project will provide direct, emergency assistance to 940 of the most vulnerable older people in Kyrgyzstan, in the wake of the recent unrest in Osh and Jalal Abad. The assistance will be in the form of cash grants of $22 each, to enable older people to buy urgent goods, such as household or personal items, like clothes, that have been lost or destroyed through the crisis. 

In June unrest broke out, causing around 400,000 people to become displaced, as well as initially 75,000 fleeing...
Healthcare for Refugees in Gauteng, Province, South Africa (2010-07-01)

Assistance with home-based health care will be provided to 100 chronically ill asylum seekers in South Africa. An additional 700 asylum seekers will be assisted with seeking adequate health care through advocacy for fee exemption and the provision of consultation fees and money for medicines where required.  The primary focus of this project is the newly arrived and those who are not able to support themselves or their children due to illness and disability. 

The purpose of the JRS Urban...
Assistance to Human Rights Training (2010-06-01)

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

The Social Development Center will again conduct a ten-month training course in 2010-2011. The goal is to develop and share knowledge and skills regarding human rights, environment, and law among the Karenni people. Subjects covered will include human rights, children’s rights, refugees’ rights, and women’s rights.
This year training will be provided to twenty-five young Karenni...
Support to older people returning to communities in Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (2010-03-31)

This six month project will improve the wellbeing of older people returning to their homes in the DRC. “Older people” associations will be established in the returning communities.  Additionally training in the production and marketing of ‘briquettes combustibles’ will include older members of the community. 

The project beneficiaries are 680 older displaced persons affected by conflict and 500 vulnerable children who are in their care, staying within an IDP camp in North Kivu or those in the...
Fundamental rights for Displaced People in Tolima, Colombia (2010-02-28)

Training in empowerment and individual rights will be provided to the displaced persons within the communities of Álamos and Dos de Juni, Colombia. These activities are designed to make them aware of their fundamental rights to health, education, water, sanitation, and income generation.  With this training, individuals will be equipped with the ability and knowledge to claim these rights through the correct legal mechanisms. 
Colombia has the second highest displaced population in the world....
Emergency Eye Care Outreach Missions in Chad (2010-02-28)

The emergency eye care outreach missions for refugees, IDPs and local communities in Chad will provide eye surgeries, medical support and train health care personnel in the detection and prevention of eye disease.  In one outreach mission 2000 individuals will be provided with direct assistance and another 90 individuals will be provided training.  

The Darfur region has hundreds of thousands of displaced people of which more than 1,200, 000 persons are totally deprived of basic and vital...
Empowerment and sustainability with vulnerable Refugee Women and Children (2010-01-01)

Refugees arriving in South Africa find themselves in legal limbo for years, without the right to seek formal employment and lacking the documents that give them access to social and health services, education and to open bank accounts.  As the refugees are confronted with great difficulties in finding work they have more problems in providing for the family, leading to a situation of extreme poverty and social exclusion.  Many women arriving in South Africa with their children find that access...
Educational Support for Karenni Further Studies Program (2010-01-01)

Education in the Karenni Camps refugee camps in Thailand is limited and basic.  Currently educational assistance to Karenni refugees from early childhood development to high school education is primarily supported by international non-governmental organizations and individuals and there are very few educational opportunities beyond 10th grade.  There are currently only 5 post-10th grade education programs available to the Karenni and these are largely confined in Karenni Camp1. 

Recent...

Support to EarthRights International Alumni Projects (2010-01-01)

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...