2008

$24,000 of $24,000 raised

2008-12-01 ~ 2009-11-30
Agency: Japan International Volunteer Centre
$24,000

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.

$25,000 of $25,000 raised

2008-11-01 ~ 2009-10-30
Agency: Together for Sudan
$25,000

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 3400 people were treated in outreaches, 690 eye surgeries were carried out, and over 2500 people received either glasses or medications.

$25,000 of $25,000 raised

2008-11-01 ~ 2009-10-30
Agency: WEAVE
$25,000

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 women and those of their family” and that the “impact of an educated woman on her family’s well-being is consistently strong worldwide”.

$25,000 of $25,000 raised

2008-11-01 ~ 2009-10-30
Agency: Christian Blind Mission
$25,000

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 larger. Humanitarian organizations are struggling to get access to the displaced persons and many aid workers have been evacuated as fighting is currently on going, causing hundred of thousands of people without any kind of support.

$25,000 of $25,000 raised

2008-07-01 ~ 2009-06-30
Agency: DARE – Drug and Alcohol Recovery and Education
$25,000

 

For the last 3 years Refugees International Japan has worked in partnership with DARE Network to help build community programming for families ensnared in the cycle of addiction in the refugee camps on the Thai/Burma border. Over this time there has been reductions in domestic violence, increase in treatment of women and youth, and growing ownership by the communities of their roles in substance abuse prevention and recovery.

$25,000 of $25,000 raised

2008-07-01 ~ 2009-06-30
Agency: Austcare
$25,000

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 community interaction.

$25,000 of $25,000 raised

2008-06-04 ~ 2009-06-04
Agency: Together for Sudan
$25,000

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. The 14 literacy classes will be a means of extending educational services to the destitute women of Darfur so that they will be able to respond positively to rapidly changing living conditions.

$10,000 of $10,000 raised

2008-06-04 ~ 2009-06-04
Agency: Bienvenu Shelter
$10,000

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 training classes include sewing and bead work and computer literacy.

$25,000 of $25,000 raised

2008-06-01 ~ 2009-05-30
Agency: OPM-Uvira
$25,000

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.