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This project will be implemented in the northern province of Rwanda, District of GICUMBI, in GIHEMBE refugees’ camp; Indicate the indigenous peoples targeted in the project; The indigenous people targeted in this project are refugees living in GIHEMBE refugees’ camp especially women, girls and children above 12 years of ages;
In 1999-2000, the Eastern Congo Democratic Republic was devastated by war which made many people to leave Congo and come to look for shelter in Rwanda. Here they were concentrated in one camp called GIHEMBE refugees’ camp in the northern province of Rwanda. This camp contains about 20,000 refugees among of whom 30% are children under 15 years of age, 40% are women and girls .
The main issues that our projects tends to handle in this camp are
A high reproductive rate: in the past 2 years the number of births has increased of 20%.
Poor hygiene and sanitation: lack of sufficient latrines and water supply systems
A big number of poor hygiene related diseases: 200 hundred cases of diarrhoea cases reported in 2010
Childhood deaths due to poor hygiene related diseases and malnutrition
Many cases of HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases coming mainly from overcrowding and low education level.
Main goal of our project: Improve the health situation of people living in GIHEMBE refugees’ camp
Specific objectives of our project:
Increase of the number of women participating in family planning by promoting use of modern contraceptive methods.
Decrease of childhood deaths due to inadequate sanitation