Project Funding

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We invited beneficiaries in the projects funded by RIJ to send in their favourite recipes and the memories they have of the dishes. We are delighted with the response and hope to have an ethnic gourmet evening in the next few months. Food is such an important...

RIJ is honoured to have been chosen as a recipient of the Panasonic NPO/NGO Support fund for SDGs. This is an organizational, capacity-building grant for NPOs that are playing an active part in meeting the Social Development Goals (SDGs). RIJ is working on several aspects of...

RIJ is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. In some ways, so much has changed since 1979 but, in others, so little has. The world refugee crisis continues to grow and cause immense hardship to millions. We are proud that RIJ support continues to bring hope...

$20,000 of $20,000 raised

2018/01/01-2018/10/31
Agency: Karen Women’s Organisation

This project provides 600 baby kits to villages in five sites within Karen state Myanmar, including Ee Htu Hta internal displacement camp.

We take for granted everyday conveniences most of which are absent in refugee communities. Even basic hygiene items like soap are an amenity unavailable to many displaced individuals, especially mothers and newborn babies.

$15,400 of $15,400 raised

2017-10-01 ~ 2018-03-31
Agency: Karenni Social Development Centre

Over the last 20 years more than 22,000 Karenni people have been displaced from their homes in Karenni (Kayah) state in Myanmar. Many more live as internally displaced persons within Karenni state.

Education and employment opportunities for those in the camps are limited so few Karenni know about human rights and how to protect their interests.

$20,000 of $20,000 raised

2017-10-01 ~ 2018-06-30
Agency: PARD

There are over 1 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Amongst this number are nearly 400,000 children which has placed a large burden on Lebanese state schools.

Only an estimated 30% of the Syrian refugee school-aged children are receiving an education. In addition to barriers to access and other challenges, a significant obstacle to integration is language: Syrian schools are taught in Arabic, while Lebanese public schools incorporate both French and English.

Refugees International Japan provides funding to community-based groups supporting people as they rebuild their lives and work towards returning home and establishing peaceful communities. Projects funded are run by experienced groups in the refugee and IDP community. We ensure that support reaches groups swiftly and efficiently.

$6,800 of $6,800 raised

2016-10-01 ~ 2017-03-31
Agency: Karenni Social Development Centre

The Karenni Social Development Center (SDC), based on the Thai/Burma border, will trial a microfinance project that will help the organization generate a small income, and enable the students to learn valuable vocational skills. The SDC will set up a small café and snack shop, built by SDC staff and external labourers and ran by students, where members of the Karenni Refugee Camp #1 community will be able to eat traditional Karenni food.