Helping women fleeing from civil conflict in the NW Region
HELPING poor women in the Cameroon.
FUTURE in OUR HANDS UK is supporting the work of SHUMAS (STRATEGIC HUMANITARIAN SERVICES ) in Cameroon
who are providing psychological support, shelter and livelihood improvement to internally displaced women and girls in Douala exposed to prostitution and abuse.
In 2016 the political crisis in the NW and SW regions caused 573,900 internally displaced people to leave their homes and seek refuge elsewhere. The Non—State Armed groups forced schools to close as a war weapon and students to drop out of schools.
A SHUMAS survey emphasised the need for improved living conditions, psychological support to improve mental health to girls and women exposed to violence and other chronic adversities to enable them to reintegrate into society by improving access to emergency relief shelter, WASH items (water, soap, hygiene) and mattresses. 50 vulnerable families were identified for support, including the provision of alternative income source through training in business management and supporting to enable them to set up their own businesses.
How has FUTURE IN OUR HANDS helped?
A donation sent to SHUMAS in October 2021 was used to buy 50 mattress which were delivered from Bamenda in the NW to Douala and delivered to 50 vulnerable households with a total of 230 individuals (10 elderly women, 146 children, 74 adults and 3 people with disabilities) benefitting. If you would like to help expand this project a donation would be much appreciated.
Please support the work of the Future in Our Hands Education and Development Fund whose aim is to help and empower some of the world’s poorest and most marginalised people by:
- UK residents can provide long term support by downloading and completing the FIOH FUND DONATION FORM and sending to the address shown on the form:
- Direct grant to the charity’s bank account or by cheque to: Bank account details:
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Future in Our Hands E&D Fund
Fundraising to help the work of the charities would be greatly appreciated