To better pinpoint what’s at stake and meet the relevant stakeholders | March 1, 2018

Between October 2017 and March 2018, the Handicap International Foundation carried out four support missions: in Niger, Ethiopia, Bangladesh and the Central African Republic. In Niger, the Foundation supported HI’s program in their analysis of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) strategy and assisted them with the ethical issues they face. This correspondingly […]

Children playing in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

Between October 2017 and March 2018, the Handicap International Foundation carried out four support missions: in Niger, Ethiopia, Bangladesh and the Central African Republic.

In Niger, the Foundation supported HI’s program in their analysis of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) strategy and assisted them with the ethical issues they face. This correspondingly facilitated finalizing internal guiding notes written by the Foundation for HI’s staff members.

Our mission in Ethiopia also contributed to finalizing theses notes, which will be supplemented by operational guidelines on migration, refugee status and IDPs.

In Bangladesh, the Foundation was asked for an opinion on ethical issues of concern for the program and in order to raise awareness of the humanitarian principles among HI’s staff members. The Foundation paid particular attention to the humanitarian environment (mandate of UN agencies and coordination mechanisms) and worked on HI’s positioning vis-à-vis the refugees’ relocation (intervention in the mega-camp) and repatriation plans in Myanmar.

Lastly, in the Central African Republic, our mission aimed at analyzing the ethical challenges posed by our project of a humanitarian logistics platform. In addition, the Foundation worked on HI’s positioning with regard to the UN integrated mission in the country, the MINUSCA.


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