$25,000 of $25,000 raised

2010-02-28 ~ 2011-02-20
Agency: Concern Universal

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.

$25,000 of $25,000 raised

2010-02-28 ~ 2011-02-28
Agency: Christian Blind Mission

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.

$6,000 of $6,000 raised

2010-01-01 ~ 2010-03-30
Agency: Karenni Further Studies Program

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 Camp.

$8,600 of $8,600 raised

2010-01-01 ~ 2010-12-30
Agency: Bienvenu Shelter

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 to the formal job market is mostly denied with their Asylum Seeker documents.  Finding other jobs is very difficult and scarce.  Jobs that are found often pay very badly and cannot sustain a family.

$6,000 of $6,000 raised
2010-01-01 ~ 2010-06-01
Agency: Earthrights International

Refugee Empowerment International 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 preparation for return to Burma is the focus of this funding support request.