Member profile

Organization

Refugee Friends Care Organization

Constituency

Civil Society

Country/Region

Sub-Saharan Africa

Organisation Description

The Refugee Friends Care Organization (RFC) is a registered Ugandan not for profit-making organization dedicated to promote the respect and the non-violation of the human rights, the rights of refugees and rights of marginalized groups. The Refugee Friends Care Organization (RFC) works with and for both urban and rural refugees aged 12 – 40 who are particularly high-risk and in critical need of interventions that assist them in recovery and filling social and economic gaps.

Vision

To create better futures where justice, peace, education, health, dignity, freedom and the preservation of the environment are promoted and sustainably supported.

Mission

To promote the respect and non-violation of the fundamental human rights, the rights of refugees and marginalized groups.

Core Values

• Equality – All human beings are equal and equally deserving of life.
• Security – We should all have the tools to meet our basic needs and the needs of our families and the ability to live without violence or fear.
• Voice – We should all have a say in the decisions that affect us. All voices must be heard, especially the one of marginalized groups.
• Respect – We recognize and respect the dignity, diversity and knowledge of all human beings.

Objectives

• To support the child refugees to access basic education, health care, nutritional care, parental care so that in future they can be self-reliance.
• To sensitize refugees on prevention of sexually transmitted infections like HIV/AIDS and other STIs.
• To raise public awareness of human rights violations.
• To provide free-of-charge legal assistance to asylum-seekers and refugees who otherwise could not afford paying for legal services.
• To undertake local actions alone or together with grassroots refugee and minority groups to further equality and opportunities for all in the most disadvantaged communities and hostile areas for refugees and minority groups across the country.
• To equip the marginalized youth with the training, support and funding they need to build successful, scalable business and to become the job creators of the future and thus become self-sufficient.
• To ensure marginalized young entrepreneurs are aware of and participate in national, regional and international business forums, conferences, seminars and competitions.

Issues

Sexual violence

Physical violence

Emotional violence

Neglect

Sector

Health

Women and gender equality

Network

Early Childhood Development

Social Services/Child Protection

Social Protection

Education

Justice/Law Enforcement

Human Rights

Humanitarian action

Research