Healthcare for Displaced Children, South Sudan, Malteser International

Healthcare for Displaced Children, South Sudan, Malteser International

Currently, 10,428 IDPs are living in a congested area of the diocese compound in South Sudan, including 6,232 children between 5 and 17 years old. School facilities exist, but do not have the capacity to cope with the current influx of IDPs. Additionally, as the compound is so overcrowded, children do not have a safe space to gather and play. The objective of this project is to improve the psychosocial care of 750 children living in this IDP camp by providing a secure and safe space for them to play and learn, as well as providing a daily structure to support children with particular needs. A building is available, but renovations are needed to meet requirements. On top of these renovations, the grant will cover the establishment of a management organisation (time schedules, classes structure, and a referral plan for children with special needs), the hiring of social workers and guards, and the purchase of educational and recreational materials. Health, WASH education and psychosocial training will also be dispensed to the social workers. This project targets 750 children from 5 to 17.

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December 13, 2016