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Five Humanitarian Destinations in Africa

There are various types of humanitarian work. Some NGOs focus primarily on preventing illness, while others try to battle poverty or fight for the rights of vulnerable people. Some parts of the world have a more urgent need for humanitarian efforts than others.

Humanitarian destinations in Africa

It will not be a surprise to you that Africa is the largest destination for our travelers as diseases, drought, hunger, and poverty affect millions of vulnerable people on a daily basis.

1. Nairobi (Kenya)

Rotary International through Rotary Club of Nairobi in Kenya has supported children and Peace Building program in Baragoi in Samburu County and some parts of Marsabit County from May 2014 – March 2015. The financial contribution from Rotary International was $48,354. We wish to thank Rotary for their effort and commitment to promoting peace and understanding amongst the pastoralist communities in Northern Kenya

2. Johannesburg (South Africa)

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continues to pilot new strategies to scale up testing and access to treatment for HIV and TB. South Africa runs the world’s largest program of antiretroviral (ARV) treatment for HIV. Despite a tremendous increase in testing and treatment and improved prognosis for people with HIV, there are still many new infections and HIV-related deaths each year. Rates of co-infection with tuberculosis (TB) are also high. More needs to be done to reduce HIV transmission and initiate and keep people on ARV treatment, such as carrying out interventions tailored to children and adolescents, and for the hard-to-reach communities.

3. Kigali (Rwanda)

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is supporting the Rwandan Red Cross through an Emergency Appeal of almost 550,000 Swiss francs to deliver assistance to 10,000 people, including host communities. The focus is on the emergency health (first aid, psychosocial support, and violence prevention), water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, shelter and settlements, food security, nutrition and livelihoods, with a component of disaster preparedness and risk reduction.

4. Entebbe (Uganda)

Since the first mission of Interplast Holland, more than 25 years ago, many things have changed in Uganda. Besides operating children and (young) adults with cheiloschisis, burns and other mutilations, they also trained doctors and nurses on-site. Interplast Uganda was founded in 1998 as their local sister organization. As a result, missions could be organized more efficiently.

5. Juba (Sudan)

Christian Solidarity International, partnering with local Christian and Muslim religious groups, organizes slave redemption actions in Sudan. They successfully negotiated for the release of slaves captured by Arab raiders from the north. CSI has documented more than 80,000 individuals who have returned from slavery through their network of collaboration between Africans and Arabs.

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