New €167 Million Aid Package to support Refugees and Local Communities in Lebanon and Jordan

The EU Regional Trust Fund has approved new €167 million aid package to support refugees and local communities in Lebanon and Jordan. The new projects include the public schooling of refugee children in Lebanon and social assistance for vulnerable refugees and local communities affected by the Syrian crisis in Lebanon and Jordan. The new aid package includes: €100 million to guarantee access to education for Syrian refugee children in Lebanon; €52 million to provide social protection and … [Read more...]

UNOPS Call for Proposals: 2018 Mine Risk Education in Sudan

Deadline: 11 June 2018 UNOPS has announced a call for proposals for its 2018 Mine Risk Education in Sudan to reduce casualties among the Sudanese population, IDPs, refugees and humanitarian actors through risk education. The selected organization will conduct its activities through a grant support agreement with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). Eligibility Criteria This Call for Proposal is open to non-national and international non-governmental organizations … [Read more...]

WFP allocates US$180 million to support Development Projects and provide Food Assistance to Refugees and Displaced People

WFP has allocated US$180 million to some sixty country operations – while providing a vital and urgent boost to lifesaving efforts in Syria, Yemen, the Central African Republic and Democratic Republic of Congo. These funds will also surge support to development projects and provide food assistance to refugees and displaced people. The most recent allocations were made with contributions from Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and the United … [Read more...]

Finland Grants EUR 67 million to curb Humanitarian Crisis in Syria

Finland granted EUR 67 million to humanitarian aid organisations via principal UN specialised agencies, the Red Cross Movement, and six Finnish civil society organisations. The biggest amount of funding is channeled to fight the acute difficult humanitarian crisis in Syria. Minister for Foreign Trade and Development, Anne-Mari Virolainen said, "The global humanitarian situation continues to be difficult also this year. For people living in the middle of crises and natural disasters, … [Read more...]

Japan announces US$72.3 million to WFP to meet Hunger needs in 23 Countries

The Government of Japan has announced the contribution of US$72.3 million to WFP to meet urgent hunger needs in 23 countries contribution. The generous infusion of funding will enable WFP to provide vital food and nutrition assistance in 23 countries across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Director of the WFP Japan Office, Naoe Yakiya said, “WFP deeply appreciates this substantial injection of support from Japan which comes at a critical time when the organization is simultaneously … [Read more...]

Greece: NGOs urge Govt for Solutions

NGOs demand solutions for the serious situation of refugees due to the long wait to access safe shelters in Greece. Several NGOs, human rights and aid groups  have pointed out the perilous situation in which asylum seekers live in the camps of the Greek islands and are calling for a solution before the arrival of winter. According to a new report by 12 organisation including International Rescue Committee, more than 2000 unaccompanied minors face great dangers when sleeping on the streets and … [Read more...]

Office of Refugee Resettlement: Inviting Organisations for Preferred Communities Program

Deadline: 1 August 2016 The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces the availability of funds and award procedures for fiscal year 2017 under the Preferred Communities (PC) Program. ORR aims to achieve goals (mentioned below) by awarding grants, to well-qualified refugee service providers that operate under cooperative agreements with the Department of State and/or the Department of Homeland Security, to offer a range of … [Read more...]

ACF/ORR Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program: Improving Livelihoods of Refugee Families

Deadline: 6 July 2016 The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is seeking applications from organisations for the Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program (RAPP) to fund the projects that encourage the development of agricultural and food systems related services that will improve the livelihoods, physically and economically, of refugee families. It also provides sustainable and/or supplemental income, improved access to healthy foods … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State Bureau of PRM: NGO Programs Benefiting Displaced & Conflict-affected Persons

Deadline: 10 June 2016 U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) is seeking proposals from organisations for its NGO programs to provide benefits to displaced and conflict-affected persons in Armenia and Georgia. Funding Information Project proposals should not exceed $200,000 or they will be disqualified. Applicants may submit multi-year proposals with activities and budgets that do not exceed two years (24 months) from the proposed start … [Read more...]

DFID: Migration and Refugee-Livelihoods Research Program in Ethiopia

Deadline: 26 September 2016 The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) is currently inviting applications for its programme titled- Migration and Refugee-Livelihoods Research in Ethiopia. Research into current migration trends in Ethiopia indicates that there is considerable internal mobility between rural and urban areas and internationally. Irregular migration among Ethiopians is also reportedly significant although hard to substantiate with reliable data. Program … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State Bureau of PRM: NGO Programs Benefiting Displaced & Conflict-affected Persons

Deadline: 10 June 2016 U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) is seeking proposals from organisations for its NGO programs to provide benefits to displaced and conflict-affected persons in Armenia and Georgia. Funding Information Project proposals should not exceed $200,000 or they will be disqualified. Applicants may submit multi-year proposals with activities and budgets that do not exceed two years (24 months) from the proposed start … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State Bureau: NGO Programs Benefiting Refugees & Vulnerable Populations – Central Asia

Deadline: 25 May 2016 U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) is seeking proposals from organisations for its NGO programs to provide benefits to refugees and other vulnerable populations in Central Asia. Funding Priorities Proposed activities should primarily support Afghan refugees and stateless individuals in Central Asia. Proposals can include projects in one or more Central Asian countries. Because of PRM's mandate to provide protection, … [Read more...]

ACF Refugee Individual Development Accounts Program

Deadline: 21 June 2016 The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) is seeking applications from eligible entities to submit competitive grant applications for projects to establish and manage Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) for low-income refugee participants. Eligible refugee participants who enroll in these projects will open and contribute systematically to IDAs for specified Savings Goals, including home ownership, business … [Read more...]

ACF Refugee Microenterprise Development Program: Assisting Refugees to become economically Self-sufficient

Deadline: 21 June 2016 The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) is seeking applications from eligible entities for the program entitled "Refugee Microenterprise Development (MED) Program" that will assist refugees to become economically self-sufficient. ORR has supported MED projects since 1991 to a variety of public agencies, community economic development agencies, local mutual assistance associations, and voluntary … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State Bureau of PRM: NGO Programs Benefiting Urban Refugees in South Africa

Deadline: 20 May 2016 U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) is seeking proposals from organisations for its NGO Programs that provide benefits to urban refugees in South Africa. Funding Priorities Proposed activities should support refugees and asylum seekers residing in South Africa with priority areas being urban centers such as Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, and Pretoria. Programs should build capacity of national organizations … [Read more...]

Global Innovation Programs: Protection from Gender-based Violence in Emergencies

Deadline: 20 June 2016 U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) is seeking proposals from organisations for its Global Innovation Programs to promote the Call to Action on Protection from Gender-based Violence (GBV) in Emergencies. Focus Areas Support the Call to Action on Protection from Gender-based Violence in Emergencies to drive change and accountability in the humanitarian response so that all efforts include policies, systems and mechanisms … [Read more...]