Humanitarian Assistance 2.0: Tech that saves lives in times of crisis

Project leader interview: Cosmin Vaman, Humanitarian Assistance Digital Infrastructure During their journey, refugees face multiple challenges and crucially need access to accurate information. Technology and digital infrastructures designed to assist refugees exist and can ensure an effective and coordinated action from humanitarian actors as explains Cosmin Vaman, Chief Communication Officer of Commit Global, the organization behind Humanitarian … Continued

EU-IGAD COVID-19 Response programme

The regional programme is mitigating the health and socioeconomic impact of COVID-19 in critical cross-border areas across Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Uganda through a coordinated, multi-sectoral response. Active across 55 sites in 7 countries, the EU-funded project is delivering medical supplies and equipment while working to enhance regional capacity to coordinate … Continued

Life Changing Work for Women Refugees

The topic of refugees exploded when the photo of 2-year-old Aylan Kurdy’s dead body on the Turkish shores went viral. Six years later, the number of individuals forced to flee continues to rise, worsening the worldwide issue of displacement. Refugees often spend months or years waiting for papers or the ability to cross borders and … Continued

Europe Prykhystok

“Europe Prykhystok” is a regional effort initiated in April 2022 to support the most vulnerable victims of the war in Ukraine, especially children. We believe that there is an untapped potential for local actors to develop a decentralized regional governance to more thoughtfully and more creatively respond to the emerging challenges relating to large movements … Continued

Humanitarian Digital Infrastructure

2022-23 Scale-up project   Overview  Commit Global built and deployed the digital infrastructure Ukrainian refugees need if entering Romania, the EU country with the longest border with Ukraine. The ecosystem ensures: Accurate official information on entering & staying in Romania The authorities with necessary digital infrastructure for aid management Access to healthcare for the chronically … Continued

Digital Dilemmas in conflict crises

With the increased digitalization of our world, people affected by conflict are exposed to new types of risks. For the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), this issue is becoming central since the consequences of these risks can have a dire impact. On top of a stressful situation, the misuse or mishandling of data … Continued

Shabake

As a flagship program of the Minka Middle East Initiative, the Shabake program, implemented by Expertise France, aims to strengthen, and support the capacities of Lebanese NGOs. The Lebanese civil society is recognized as essential in crisis prevention and response in Lebanon. The Lebanese civil society has played a fundamental role in responding to the … Continued

Global Cities Fund for Migrants and Refugees

The Global Cities Fund for Migrants and Refugees (GCF) is the MMC’s response to the unmet needs of cities as they support migrants, refugees, and IDPs in the face of pressing challenges, from global pandemics to the climate crisis. By directly funding cities to implement inclusive programs of their own design, the GCF builds fiscal … Continued

#passport4education

Recognition of education qualifications from one’s home country is essential to access to further studies and/or for seeking employment opportunities in a new country. To support and ensure that refugees are able to participate in the job market or pursue further studies, UNESCO has initiated a pilot project on the evaluation of refugees’ qualifications in … Continued

Prospects

The world is witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record. According to the UNHCR, in 2018 there were over 70.8 million forcibly displaced persons, of whom 29.4 million were refugees and asylum-seekers. 84% of the world’s displaced are in developing countries. While forcibly displaced persons face specific vulnerabilities, including psychological trauma, lack of opportunity … Continued