Cameroon: Launching of a Shelter Construction Project

Ngarisingo Site, Yokadouma, Eastern Region

Shoe Distribution for Malian refugees

Goudebou Camp, Burkina Faso

Rebuilding Essential Water Source for Sustainable Use

Berberati, Central African Republic

Learn English as a Second Language (ESL) at IEDA Relief

Classes for multiple levels offered daily at Houston Headquarters

Raising Awareness About Ebola

Training Workshops in Senou and Quinzambougou, Mali

 

Immigration Legal Assistance Program Launches in Houston

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IEDA Relief’s Houston headquarters has launched a new legal assistance program to serve the local community. The program, led by BIA-accredited representative and Senior Director, Thony Ngumbu, will offer high-quality, affordable support to individuals seeking immigration legal assistance in the Houston area. On 11 April 2015, IEDA Relief hosted a free immigration workshop to officially kick off program activities.  

Renewed insecurity displaces Malians near Timbuktu

Timbuktu IDPs

 

Following the announcement of a new peace accord, renewed conflicts between armed groups in the Timbuktu region of northern Mali have caused about 1300 Malians to leave their homes in search of a safer environment. The majority of these internally displaced persons (IDPs) have settled temporarily in the village of Tassakane, where they are surviving in temporary shelters with limited access to food and water.

IEDA Relief gives displaced children the “right to exist”

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In collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and national authorities, IEDA Relief has facilitated the distribution of 56 birth certificates to children living as internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Mali and 1000 Nigerian refugees in Cameroon. These birth certificates ensure that children will have access to education and other important services in the areas where they have settled.

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Soccer game between the partners and the refugees

 

March 8th marked a day of celebration for women around the world: International Women’s Day, also known as Journée Internationale de la Femme (JIF), gives women the opportunity to reflect on their role in society. IEDA Relief led community service activities throughout sites in Niger and Cameroon as well as its other international operations. Celebrations of International Women’s Day were organized with the support of the UNHCR and in collaboration with other partners present in the field.

IEDA Relief Helps Refugees Determine When to Return

Burkina Faso UNHCR Awareness Talks

 

In January 2015, representatives of the UNHCR, IEDA Relief, and CONAREF visited the refugee camps of Dori and Djibo, as well as the area outside of the camps of Gorom-Gorom to discuss the tripartite agreement with the refugee camp inhabitants. The tripartite agreement was signed between the Government of Mali, the Government of Burkina Faso, and the UNHCR for the voluntary return of the refugees.

 

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