The collective change campaigns are sector thematic stories of change that highlight the collective work of the different RLOs we partner with on reframe to address the challenges that their communities face. We would like partners, funders and other supporters to join these individual or collective groups of RLOs and walk with them in their journey to transform their communities. Take a look at some of the thematic campaigns below.
What’s happening in Sudan? On the 15th April 2023, violence broke out in Sudan’s capital Khartoum between the country’s army and a paramilitary group called the Rapid Support Forces. The situation has continued to escalate and has spread across the country, including the Darfur region. Despite an agreement between the military players for a ceasefire, the fighting has reportedly continued. According to the World Health Organisation, more than 10,000 people have been killed in the conflict and 5.7 million have been displaced (ReliefWeb). 80 percent of these people are internally displaced, and the remaining 1 million have fled to the neighbouring countries of Chad, Ethiopia, and South Sudan, with some individuals travelling as far as Uganda. It is reported that violence is continuing to rage across the country. Furthermore, Sudan is home to over one million refugees from other countries, about 75% of whom are from South Sudan, mostly based in the Khartoum and White Nile states. According to ACAPS, 48% of the refugee population in Sudan are under 18. These communities are being directly affected by the violence. Refugee led response Refugee leaders and organisations are playing a critical role in supporting their communities as the situation continues to unfold across the country. These groups are particularly vulnerable and need our support urgently. We have partnered with a number of refugee-led organisations who are working on the ground to help people fleeing the violence, including I CAN SOUTH SUDAN, Sudanese Women for Peace and Development Association (SWPDA), Hope Relief and Rehabilitation for Disabilities Support (HRRDS) and GRTR Uganda. I CAN SOUTH SUDAN, an organisation based in South Sudan and Uganda, have been working in Gorom Refugee Camp on the outskirts of Juba. They have been providing clothes, food, water, shelter and other basic needs at reception centers which are being set up to receive new arrivals. They are developing a programme of activities and creating safe spaces for children within the camp. Beyond meeting people’s immediate needs, they will offering legal support and child protection services to those in need. HRRDS are supporting displaced people in the Nuba Mountains in Sudan, providing food items, blankets, tents & dignity kits for the women and young girls who have been displaced to that region. Your money will help these organisations provide safety and important supplies to those in need. Will you support them today?
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Five RLOs efficiently run schools with a total of 43 classrooms and 51 teachers, collectively providing access to formal education to 2071 children ( 1709 refugees, 362 from host communities). At the global level, UNHCR estimates that half of the 3.5 million refugee children of primary school age do not go to school. The psychosocial impact of being forcibly displaced coupled with the inadequate opportunities for education negatively affects their childhood development experiences resulting in a deficient quality of life. Formal education systems in refugee-hosting countries cannot meet the educational needs of refugees by themselves. Refugee-Led Organizations (RLOs) are playing a vital role in closing the existing education gaps. With additional funding, these RLOs can fill the existing capacity gaps such as the construction of more classrooms to accommodate more pupils, employing more teachers to achieve an appropriate pupil-teacher ratio, providing continuous teacher development training, acquiring additional learning resources etc. We are inviting donors and partners to support these RLOs to continue providing quality education to children within their communities.
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Gaining employment as a refugee is harder than for a national. Refugees face discrimination both in entering the job market and in the monthly salary they receive once entering the job market. Barriers to refugee livelihoods lead to extreme poverty and long-term negative life outcomes. For example, the levels of poverty faced by households in Kakuma in northern Kenya can be illustrated in the behavior of 43% of families who employ immediately harmful coping mechanisms such as spending entire days without eating. However, there are opportunities for refugees to engage in and contribute to local and international economic growth. With the right skills, investments, and networks, refugees are playing a key role in local and international value chains. With improving connectivity and market linkages refugees all over the world are engaging in remote work and generating income online. These refugee-led organizations (RLOs) are collectively empowering youth with digital skills and connecting them with digital employment opportunities thus significantly contributing to their sustainable livelihoods. Facilities improvement, tapping into better internet connectivity, and procuring more and better computers are some of the urgent needs that these RLOs can address with additional funding. We invite donors and other partners to support them with funding of any amount.
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