A consortium of three organizations, ICCO Cooperation, ZOA and War Child, has started an innovative approach for youth to improve their social and economic wellbeing through psychosocial and livelihoods support in Africa’s biggest refugee settlement, Bidi bidi.
The project “Agri-business Skilling for Youth in a Refugee context” (ABSYR) started at the beginning of the year 2018 and will last for 3 years. Agriculture is a backbone for livelihoods in Northern Uganda.
ICCO provides emergency relief in South Sudan, a country racked by conflict and where famine threatens. In the village of Ogwazu, near the town of Torit, ICCO provides assistance in the form of cash.
Josephine Kulan, 35 and mother of five children, is one of the women in Ogwazu who receives money from ICCO and Kerk in Actie. In her community women do most of the work: they look after the children and farm the land. Women also control family spending.
27 June 2018: Joint statement by 26 international NGOs in Uganda on the need for urgent action to address gaps in funding for the refugee response.
In January, ICCO was assigned a new project in Colombia called ‘Rural Peace’ by the European Union. Last month, Dutch minister of Foreign Affairs Stef Blok attended the launch of the program. In this series of articles we explain the different elements in the new program ‘Rural Paz’. In this last edition: the participation of local indigenous communities in the governmental Territorial Development Plans.
Towards an equal land distribution
A new project of ICCO Cooperation in Colombia has been approved for signing by the European Union’s Trust Fund. In the project, farmer organizations will be strengthened as central agents in the construction of peace.