The Volunteers Movement for Humanitarian Rescue (VMHR) is a refugee-led organization born in 2019, based in Kakuma Northwestern Turkana County, Kenya-East Africa. VMHR works towards building sustainable development for refugees, displaced people, and vulnerable people of the host communities. The purpose of VMHR is to promote social welfare, Health and well-being, education, agriculture, environment and nature preservation, poverty alleviation, and sexual education for disadvantaged people. Our Mission: To empower and promote active participation of refugees, displaced and vulnerable people of the host communities towards a better future. Our Vision: To build a dignified and self-reliant society with equal opportunities. Activities: Our core programs focus on promoting social welfare, Health and well-being, education, agriculture, environment and nature preservation, poverty alleviation, and sexual education. Core values: • Respect for human dignity • Social Justice • Inclusion • Compassion • Cooperation • Gender inclusivity • Transparency Our principals: • Humanity: VMHR will work without discrimination and with respect for human rights. • Impartiality: VMHR treats people equally without regard to national or ethnic origins, gender, or religious or political beliefs. • Independence: VMHR acts independently and is free from any influence of political parties, the military, or any other groups. • Networking: VMHR links with the government and other agencies to meet the organization’s objectives. • Non-violence: VMHR is committed to nonviolence and discourages any form of violence in any situation. • Voluntary service: The VMHR is a voluntary movement not prompted in any manner desire for individual gain.

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Youth Association for Peace and Development YAPD

Youth Association for Peace and Development (YAPD) is a registered non-profit, nongovernmental, development and Refugee led initiative organization dedicated to fighting poverty and injustices to reduce human suffering and enhances communities’ livelihoods YAPD is legally registered with the State ministry of humanitarian affairs under Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (RRC) in 2018. The registration number is 47 giving YAPD the legal status and humanitarian position to operate in any part of the Western Equatoria State. Our vision is to seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security. MISSION “Is to inspire, empower and transform communities to move towards self-reliance through provision of social services and development assistance” OUR CORE VALUES Transparency and Accountability - YAPD believes that citizens have a right to hold governments and institutions accountable, to expect them to respect their rights and do what they say they will do Humanity - YAPD takes and considers with high esteem the set humanitarian principles of humanity; the mandated principles to respond to situations based on need with the most vulnerable prioritize for assistance People and Safety - We acknowledge and recognize the skills and abilities of our co-workers, and draw strengths from our diversity and commitment to equal opportunity. Excellence Service - We are committed to provision of quality services, in all sectors that we work in. We are leaders and managers that solve issues; we provide support to our partners in both relief and development assistance. We. Integrity and Respect - We are honest and responsible in all that we do and hold ourselves to the highest moral and ethical standards. We respect others, and we act with courage and humility at all times

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RWAMWANJA Women Empowerment

Rwamwanja Women Empowerment, established in 2020 in the Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement, is a dedicated non profit organization committed to fostering the well-being of vulnerable populations, with a primary focus on child protection and the prevention of gender-based violence (GBV). Operating within the challenging context of a refugee settlement, our foundation recognizes the unique needs and vulnerabilities of women and youth in such environments. At the core of our mission is the belief that every child deserves a safe and nurturing environment to grow and thrive. We are passionately engaged in various initiatives aimed at safeguarding children from harm, exploitation, and abuse. Through community-based programs and partnerships, we work towards creating a protective ecosystem that empowers children with the knowledge and resources necessary for their holistic development. Addressing the pressing issue of gender-based violence is another cornerstone of our efforts. We implement comprehensive prevention strategies that encompass awareness campaigns, educational workshops, and community mobilization. By fostering a culture of respect and equality, we aim to mitigate the risk of GBV and contribute to the creation of safer spaces for women and youth. Our presence in the Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement underscores our commitment to reaching those who are often marginalized and overlooked. We recognize the resilience and potential within these communities and strive to provide them with the support needed to overcome the challenges they face. Through advocacy, education, and capacity-building initiatives, we empower women and youth to become agents of positive change in their own lives and communities. As we continue our journey, we remain guided by the principles of empathy, inclusivity, and sustainability. The Rwamwanja Women Empowerment is not merely an organization; it is a catalyst for hope and empowerment, working towards a future where every child can experience a childhood free from violence, and every woman and youth can realize their full potential.

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Refugee children face a challenging start to life. 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. The gross enrolment rate for refugee children in primary school stands at 68% leaving millions of children without an education. Eg, In Uganda, for instance, there are over 400,000 children out of school. Formal education systems in refugee-hosting countries cannot meet the educational needs of refugees by themselves. Refugee-led organizations are playing a vital role in closing the existing education gaps. Examples of refugee-led education initiatives include: reaching the most marginalized persons such as children with disabilities with tailored education support; After-school clubs for homework, extra-curricular, social, and emotional learning; Language classes for children who don’t understand the language of formal instruction; Supporting formal schools on issues of safety and child protection; Vocational education for youth who have dropped out of school and keeping education going during crises.   This opportunity is hosted on reframe.network through a pooled fund, with Cohere acting as a fund manager to connect donors directly with the frontline responders, significantly reducing the administrative wastage associated with humanitarian funding. This is a rolling fund, with more funding coming in at any time. Eligible RLOs will each receive a £5000(Equivalent to 22,725,000 Uganda Shillings; 730,000 Kenyan Shillings) grant to implement their respective projects in a timeframe of 6 months to 12 months.   How to apply  To apply please complete this Application Form and click on the send button. If successful you will be informed of the next steps. Applications are FREE of charge at all stages. If you have any questions please contact info@wearecohere.org

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Sudan Pooled Fund - for Refugee Led Organisations Responding to the Crisis in Sudan

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 to areas across the country, including the Darfur region. Despite an agreement between the military players to have a ceasefire, the fighting has reportedly continued.   According to the World Health Organisation, more than 450 people have been killed in the conflict and 4,000 wounded so far. The country has come to a standstill with hospitals closed, citizens struggling to access basic food and sanitation supplies.   How are refugees affected? So far, it is reported that over 700,000 people have been displaced by fighting across the country and 150,000 refugees have fled to neighboring states Chad and South Sudan as violence rages across the country (UNHCR), with some individuals traveling as far as Uganda.   Sudan is home to over one million refugees, about 75% of whom are from South Sudan, and mostly based in the Khartoum and White Nile states. According to ACAPS , 48% of the refugee population in Sudan are under 18. These communities will be directly affected by the violence.   Refugee-led response Refugee leaders and organisations are playing a critical role in supporting their communities as things continue to unfold across the country. These groups will be 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, and GRTR Uganda.   I CAN SOUTH SUDAN, an organisation based in South Sudan and Uganda, will be supporting refugees with the provision of clothes, food, water, shelter and other basic needs at reception centers which are being set up to receive new arrivals. Beyond immediate needs they will offering legal support and child protection services to those in need.   Your money will help organisations provide safety and important supplies to those in need. Will you support them today?   Do you know any refugee-led organisations working in Khartoum or Darfur? Please reach out to j.abumbah@wearecohere.org so we can connect with them.

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Supporting Refugee Participation & Advocacy

Introduction In Cohere’s 2022 report that highlights five barriers to meaningful refugee participation, we were able to identify how refugee leaders and refugee-led organisations (RLOs) have continued to be excluded from decision-making spaces. Through the report we made our recommendations on how Cohere and the sector can do better to ensure refugees are participating in all levels of programme development and leadership across the humanitarian sector. Refugees should have a seat at the table, especially when this is where decisions about their futures are being made. Read the report here: https://bit.ly/3ZLseBi And the Executive Summary here: https://bit.ly/3yzV37W   Outcomes We would like to convert our learnings into action with the aim to fundraise for specific support for refugee-led organisations that will increase participation, improve access to advocacy opportunities and expand networks. These are essential activities to support the growing profile of refugee leaders and refugee-led organsations/networks.   Financial target: $30,000These will include:-    Refugee leaders representation at Global Refugee Forum, Geneva (Switzerland) - Dec. 2023-    Refugee-led networking events-    Fund for refugees who need sponsorship to attend high-level advocacy events-    Community of Practice - refugee (exclusively) participation within the group   Specific indicators of success: -    Number of refugee leaders/organisations attending national or international foras, and participating in decision-making processes. -    RLOs/networks strengthened - measured through increased attendance, levels of member participation-    Launch and progress of the Community of Progress   PartnershipsWe will partner with a number of existing refugee-led organisations and/or networks who are focusing on advocacy, improved representation and have developed refugee networks. These partners will be invited to submit an Expression of Interest and be partners and beneficiaries of the pooled-fund. These partners will share in the promotion and fundraising objectives of the fund.   What is a pooled-fund? On Reframe, pooled-funds have been created to support refugee-led response to emergencies or thematic areas of work e.g Ebola Outbreak in Uganda, Education in Emergencies. The pooled-fund on Reframe gives donors the opportunity to learn about the response and donate to a group of RLOs who are involved. The donor can find out information about the project and donate through the page.  Cohere receives these donates and distributes the funds to the different partner organisations. Cohere takes a small percentage of the donation to facilitate this transfer. 

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Eastern African Famine Relief

One of the worst climate-induced emergencies of the past 40 years is unfolding in Eastern Africa. Over 50 million people across Eastern Africa will face acute food insecurity this year, due to failed rainy seasons across the region. (WFP) Four consecutive rainy seasons have failed, a climatic event not seen in at least 40 years resulting in some of the driest seasons ever recorded across the region (UNICEF). Over a million people have been displaced across Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. Families across the region have been forced to leave everything behind in search of food and water, and put their health, safety and education at risk. Refugee Led Organisations in East Africa are among the key frontline responders to the famine. Many refugees in East Africa have been displaced directly by famine and drought or by conflicts in places affected by droughts. They can understand and therefore their response is more relevant and effective. It is always the most vulnerable communities who are worst affected - refugees are no different. With over one million people already displaced as a results of the drought and famine, there will be considerable impact in refugee hosting areas. Refugee leadership will be essential. As refugees themselves, the refugee leaders and organisations we work with are often the point of contact for other families/friends/contacts from their country of origin - this connection often guides others that have been displaced, and this is already happening as a result of the famine. Refugee-led organisations in East Africa are most commonly operating in refugee camps or settlements on the borders where displaced people from the famine are most likely to arrive. This puts them on the frontline of response - both in the short term and for necessary longer term response. The pooled fund is designed to be efficient and maximise the amount of donor funding that reaches communities affected by the famine. Through the pooled fund, the fund manager, Cohere is able to most closely connect donors with the cause they are supporting, significantly reducing the administrative wastage associated with humanitarian funding.

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