Durable solutions to refugee crisis
We were engaged to conduct a review of a multi-donor fund established to support host communities and refugees to cope with the crisis in the Middle East.
Through desk research, field visits to Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon and interviews with key stakeholders and beneficiaries, we provided an assessment of the performance by the supported partners.
The review provided strategic direction for the multi-donor fund including how to link up with other instruments in the region to scale-up innovative, durable solutions. Based on the review findings and recommendations, the multi-donor fund had its timeframe extended and budget increased.
With Sudan still ranking as the 138th state out of 162 countries in the Gender Inequality Index, millions of women face economic and political exclusion. These challenges are especially exacerbated amongst refugee women. As such, changing perceptions and attitudes, and ensuring vulnerable women and girls have access to opportunities is a long-term effort, which can only be achieved by involving local stakeholders and civil society organizations currently playing an active role in the development of their communities and their country.
Voluntas is expanding geographically. Earlier this year, we established a partnership with Sudan Polling and Statistics Center (SPSC). Dana Fuentes, a senior associate with Voluntas who until recently was based in Tunis, relocated to Sudan last month to support our expanding presence in the country. Dana will be supported by Nada Elamin. We will be opening an office in Khartoum in the coming months.