Humanitarian Partners Seek Long-Term Solutions For Refugees

 

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Although full food rations were distributed during the month of August to Malian refugees in Burkina Faso, declining food aid resources and refugees’ expressed interest in more economic autonomy has led IEDA Relief, the UNHCR and other partners to adopt a new approach to programs serving this population. Programs from 2014 – 2017 will concentrate on more livelihood and income-generating activity (IGA) programs such as milk production to provide more sustainable financial stability for the refugee population and the local market. Support for this transition from humanitarian aid to development was also vocalized by Luxembourg Ambassador Martine Schommer during her visit to the Goudebo camp. IEDA Relief will continue to use its expertise in camp management, livelihoods, and IGAs to contribute to such programs from 2014 onwards.

 

World Humanitarian Day in Mali Shines Spotlight on IEDA Relief

 

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World Humanitarian Day is an event of great importance for all actors in the humanitarian world. More than one hundred countries and countless agencies and organizations are involved in organizing meetings to celebrate this day, and 2014 was the second consecutive year for Mali. A great deal of preparation went into organizing an event that included various humanitarian organizations and their partners…

 

May 2014 – News Report

 

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IEDA helps the UN by providing information on the conflict in Mali.

 

On the Ground – Burkina Faso

 

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On September 20th 2013 the refugee camp in Goudebo received a visit from Jose Canhandula Antonio. Mr. Jose is the Operation Manager for UNHCR for Central/West Africa and the Great Lakes. He was welcomed to the camp by CONAREF, UNHCR, IEDA Relief, Save the Children and…

 

Improved Hygiene in Displacement Camps

 

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“I will use one soap to wash my children and the other soap to clean the tissue pads during my menstrual period,” 22-year old Dorothe, mother of five, explained happily while looking at her hygienic kit that she had just received. IEDA Relief distributes hygienic kits containing four panties, 1.2 meters of flannel, 1.5 kg of soap, and a 3-litre bucket to women and girls between 12 and 59 years old living in camps, displaced by the war in North Kivu, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

 

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