ICCO Cooperation, together with 8 other aid organizations in the Netherlands, started a campaign to raise funds for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi, Indonesia. On October 10, a national action day for Sulawesi was organized. TV and radio channels paid in their programs attention to the disaster and the humanitarian aid. In total, €11.255.853 was raised, a great result.
Innovative research in Ethiopia gives people a voice
ICCO, together with Tear, conducted innovative research on the food & nutrition security situation of poor rural households in Ethiopia. The research aimed to generate input for evidence-based dialogue between self-help groups and local authorities. Self-help groups are informal community-based organizations, that operate at local level and offer mutual socio-economic support to their members.
One year passed since the beginning of the exodus of an estimated 706,000 Rohingya refugees from Rakhine State, Myanmar to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh following what the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights called a “textbook example” of ethnic cleansing. The newly arrived Rohingya in Cox’s Bazar have joined hundreds of thousands who were part of previous waves of displacement from Myanmar.
August 25 marks the one year anniversary of the Rohingya crisis. ICCO immediately responded to the unprecedented influx of Rohingya refugees in August, 2017 and have opened up offices in Cox’s Bazar and Teknaf to support both Rohingya refugees and the host community. To date, we have provided assistance in the areas of Food Security, Livelihoods, WASH and Psychosocial Support.
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.