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15 Feb, 2016
Recently, ADHOC-CC participated in a unique initiative organised by UNICEF in Geneva.  The consultation drew the participation of over 100 representatives from UNICEF field offices, head-quarters in New York, and international and national NGOs from across the globe to discuss the ways in which already existing partnerships could be enhanced in order to realize children’s rights in emergencies. It was the first UNICEF consultation with NGOs that focused on this critical topic.


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Face-ts presents the more complex reality of life as a refugee, through a series of portraits and inspiring stories from refugees

African NGOs Speak Their Voice at UNHCR’s Annual Meeting
ADHOC CONTRACT COMMITTEE recently attended the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' 58th Executive Committee in Geneva, where it presented a well-received brief representing the thoughts of many African NGOs working with the UN agency.
 
 
Relief & Recovery
 
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Providing Protection & Assistance
  • Camp Management
  • Communtiy Development
  • Food Distribution and Nutrition
  • Healthcare
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Protection
  • Rehabilitation and Reconstruction 
  • Shelter Provision
  • Transport and Logistics
  • Water and Sanitation

 

ADHOC-CC provides multi-sectoral support in relief and recovery to vulnerable populations throughout Africa, predominantly working with victims of forgotten and protracted crisis'.  In such a context communities, in particular women and girls, can face numerous challenges to their protection environment.

Our work in relief and recovery addresses such challenges, providing emergency assistance and sustainable development to affected populations.  Programmes are broad and varied in order to respond directly to people’s individual and multifaceted needs.  In working with refugees, IDPs and returnees across the continent, ADHOC-CC can commonly be found, amongst other things, providing the following services: 

Community Development:  In all ADHOC-CC activities we employ a participatory approach, assisting populations in recognising, mobilising and building upon their resilience, resources and capacities.  Community, self help and interest based groups are encouraged and supported, along with entertainment and awareness raising events.  Camp residents are further supported in developing their own capcities through training, provision of equipment and micro-loans.  Founded upon dialogue and partnership, our work aims to reinforce people’s dignity and self esteem, strengthen their self reliance and empower them to take control of their immediate futures. 

Food Distribution and Nutrition:  Many refugees/IDPs can find themselves forced to settle in areas that are resource scarce and/or lacking the infrastructure for food growth/provision. Therefore ADHOC-CC works to ensure all camp residents are provided with essential nutritional support.  In addition our nutrition centres  offer supplementary feeding, therapeutic feeding and basket monitoring activities, as necessary.  Looking to the future, we also assist people with sustainable measures, setting up gardens/nurseries, delivering training, providing necessary equipment and supporting new industry. 

Healthcare:  Large population movements and resettlement can pose an increased risk to people’s health, especially those who are vulnerable.  Therefore ADHOC-CC works hard to provide a high standard of inclusive and easily accessible health care, with clinics, mobile health teams and community health workers servicing the needs of hundreds of thousands of people every year.  Find out more about ADHOC-CC Healthcare.

HIV/AIDS: The disease continues to be a major killer throughout Africa, with approximately 6,000 people dying each day and millions more adversely affected.  Risks are exacerbated in a refugee/displaced persons setting, where social, community and family norms that govern sexual behavior are disrupted.  In response ADHOC-CC activities are diverse, holistic and far reaching, incorporating treatment, care/support and prevention, with a heavy emphasis on the latter.  In doing so we aim to provide the necessary information and services to enable and empower vulnerable communities to mitigate the impact of the disease.  Find out more about our work in HIV/AIDS.   

Protection:  This is first and foremost a preventative activity, safeguarding vulnerable populations from imminent harm and averting recurrent harm.  It works in conjunction with assistance activities, which seek to help people recover once harm has been done, the two being mutually supportive.  ADHOC-CC programmes address protection in the widest sense of the term as demonstrated by our relief and recovery activities, but also tackle specific protection issues.

Shelter:  When people arrive at Refugee/IDP camps, homeless and in need of assistance, shelter provision is of high priority and can reduce the level of trauma experienced.  At ADHOC-CC sites people are provided with tents upon arrival and when space becomes available, they are supplied with materials and assisted with the construction of their own homes.   
   
Water & Sanitation:  In resource scarce areas a safe and adequate water supply, along with good sanitation, can quite literally mean the difference between life and death,  economic success or failure and good or bad community relations.  Therefore ADHOC-CC provides a full range of environmental services, ensuring a clean and accessible water supply and good sanitation facilities.  Affected populations are further informed and educated in the practise of good environmental health and fully participate in implementing measures against waterborne and other diseases.

Transport and Logistics:  A number of camps are located in areas undergoing crisis, placing huge pressure on the organisation of transport and logistics.  It is not unusual that roads/connections become impassable due to adverse weather conditions and/or violence and necessary items become difficult to secure.  However ADHOC-CC is adept and experienced at ensuring the safe movement of people (arrivals/returnees/repatriates) and necessary supplies, managing storage and distribution and responding innovativley to challenges that arise.

Water & Sanitation:  In resource scarce areas a safe and adequate water supply, along with good sanitation, can quite literally mean the difference between life and death,  economic success or failure and good or bad community relations.  Therefore ADHOC-CC provides a full range of environmental services, ensuring a clean and accessible water supply and good sanitation facilities.  Affected populations are further informed and educated in the practise of good environmental health and fully participate in implementing measures against waterborne and other diseases.

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