camp of hope - IDP support
Why we need your help
Nearly 2 million people have been displaced from their homes in Ethiopia - due to ethnic conflicts, war and tension. Sometimes there are border wars which have splled into Ethiopian territory; sometimes there are divisive ethnic tensions.
These internally displaced persons are given empty land to settle on, and occasional deliveries of fresh water and dried food. The food allocation is 1.5 kg rice or flour and 0.45 kg oil; rhe water truck should come once a week. Cooking stoves are scarce, there is little access to health care, and few blankets. There are very few opportunities to earn.
The Regional Government of Oromiya has an emergency plan. Partners for Change working with JeCCDO is a main provider. By the end of 2020 £55,000 has been provided to assist 1,918 displaced people including 705 children. We have provided food and clothing; enabled 455 children to go to school; provided health care; provided clean water and sanitation by installing communal toilets
This is just the beginning. Partners for Change will use its experience and expertise to enable these people to build a new life for their families. The process is complicated and requires a range of support such as permanent housing, job creation, basic infrastructure such as water and sanitation and helping the community to come together and identify their priorities.
The immediate focus will be on 750 children – providing them with food and nutritional support, educational materials, medical treatment and clothing. Because of the disruption in their lives, the project will also construct a children’s play area to allow children to learn to play and be children once again.
100 of the most vulnerable women will be organised into ten groups. They will be given training and support to set up small businesses. This will enable them to support each other through weekly meetings and visits to established similar groups in the region to learn at first hand from them. The aim is to enable these women to become financially independent and secure through using a tried and tested approach.
Currently the community is living in temporary housing, which is small and not weather proof, hot during the day and cold during the night. We need to build permanent housing.
Taken together all these activities will enable children to grow and realise their full potential and for their parents and guardians to rebuild their lives and a better future.
You can help us achieve this goal through making a donation:
£6 a month provides food for a child – this will be required for a minimum of six months until their parents and guardians are able to generate income.
£17 provides a child with a school uniform and educational materials to enable s/he to go to school.
£60 will buy a bed, mattress, blankets and pillows
£11 a month will provide children under 5 who are most at risk with nutritional support to ensure they grow up healthy and strong
£1,000 will enable the construction of two indoors safe play area for small children and equip this with play materials and connect it with water and sanitation
£100 will enable a woman to receive training and start up loan to start a small business
raised so far
May 01, 2021
Sir Harold Walker
May 01, 2021
Total raised so far
Total plus Gift Aid £100.00
Raised offline £0.00