Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Outraged by the injustice experienced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a united and inclusive world, where all differences enrich us and where everyone can “live on their own”.
Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial international solidarity organization, which intervenes in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflicts and disasters. Working alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, it acts and bears witness to meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. HI is present in more than 60 countries.
Present in the CAR from 1994 to 2004, HI notably supported the opening of the Bangui fitting center (ANRAC). HI has also worked on setting up a university training course for physiotherapist assistant. She also worked in collaboration with ONAPHA, the national association of people with disabilities in the Central African Republic. HI returned to the CAR in 2015 to deploy the activities of its logistics platform.
Today, the organization is made up of more than 100 national and international staff, spread over three bases Bangui, Bambari and Bangassou, the HI mission also has a rehabilitation team integrated within the MSF-Spain mission in Batangafo. Today, HI is intervening in the Republic of the Central African Republic with projects in 4 sectors: logistics, health (integrated rehabilitation - these projects are suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic), protection and means of subsistence.
In 2019, the RCA mission finalized its 3-year operational strategy. However, this operational strategy was disrupted by the occurrence of the COVID-19 pandemic which has affected the CAR since mid-March 2020. The scale of the epidemic in CAR is difficult to qualify because of the lack of capacity to screen and test patients, lack of capacity to close borders and control movements, lack of capacity to follow up contact cases, etc. As of 05/04/2020, there are officially 72 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (including local transmissions of the virus). Axis rehabilitation projects based on a THIMO methodology as well as integrated physical rehabilitation projects had to be reoriented. In addition, 2 specific COVID-19 projects have seen the light of day:
The project "I LA TENE TI TO NA MBONGO - All together for the south-east" Socioeconomic recovery program in the south-eastern zone of the CAR (RELSUDE) aims to renew the social contract between the State and the population by promoting the peace.
Lasting 30 months (start - December 18, 2019), the project is funded by the European Union via the Bêkou fund to the tune of EUR 14,600,000 and co-financed by the members of the consortium to the tune of EUR 768,421.
Project management is provided by a consortium made up of ACTED (lead partner), Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI), CONCERN Worldwide, OXFAM Intermon, Free Press Unlimited and IMPACT-Initiatives.
Through a community approach with the objective of socio-economic recovery and reconciliation in the south-eastern zone (21 localities located in the prefectures of Basse-Kotto, Haute-Kotto, Mbomou, Haut-Mbomou and Ouaka - see map in appendix 1 ).
The project aims to provide holistic support around 4 intervention components, namely:
The evaluations should make it possible to:
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