Collaboration with the UNHCR ramps up

Posted on 28 September 2016

Categories: Health, Humanitarian aid

A container filled with medical equipment and medication will soon be shipped to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as part of Terre Sans Frontières’s (TSF’s) refugee assistance program, carried out in collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Provided by Collaboration Santé Internationale, these medications and medical equipment will enhance the health care services provided to more than 12,000 South Sudanese refugees who have flooded into Dungu and Doruma in northeastern DRC to escape violence.

Furthermore, and still under the TSF-UNHCR program in the Republic of the Congo, the building housing the Bétou health centre, which cares for and triages patients, has been renovated. Educational books on different rural health topics have also been sent to the health teams.
Moreover, TSF’s collaboration with UNICEF has expanded, as TSF is now running three child-friendly spaces, which are community structures for children aged three to five. All the teams at these spaces, located at the Ikpembele and April 15 camps in Bétou Centre, have received training on child rights and protection, as well as early childhood care.

The TSF-UNHCR program is currently assisting more than 45,000 refugees and more than 4,000 returnees.

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