Japan Emergency NGO (JEN)

We put our utmost efforts into restoring a self-supporting livelihood both economically and mentally to those people who have been stricken with hardship due to conflicts and disasters. We do so promptly, precisely, and flexibly by fully utilizing local human and material resources, considering this the most promising way to revitalize the society.
Feb 18, 2016

To Take Part in Refugee Camp Support

Hygiene promotion
Hygiene promotion

Since the beginning of November 2015, we have become the members of JEN and have been working in Za’atari Refugee Camp as field assistants. At first, we were shocked by environment of the camp. Even now, we learn a lot of things every day.

Our main job is to secure appropriate environmental hygiene by improving access to the water sanitary facility. We monitor water distribution situation every day and keep our eyes on to make sure that each person could receive 35 litters of clean water a day. Another important work is to monitor and retain the public water sanitary facility. Infrastructure of the camp is improving gradually. We are retaining this by cooperating with the members of the community. Right now is a transitional period for it to be set up to each home.

Furthermore, to prevent the spread of disease in the camp where the environmental hygiene is low compare to its high density of the population, we are delivering hygiene promotion message aiming to strengthen people’s knowledge. We make house-to-house visits, do group sessions and do hygiene promotion events in some cases. We do cleaning activities with the members of the community every month. These activities are good opportunities to promote the whole camp community to make an effort to create healthy environment by themselves. Believing that they will gain power to become self-reliant in the future, JEN recommend participation of activities. These activities include those of water and hygiene committee which retain hygiene environment of the community.

Currently, expecting that flood caused by heavy rain and snow in winter will occur again, we are discussing about the contingency plan. In the meantime, to make people recognize that all refugees in the camp have responsibilities to their own households, we are sending message to call attention to them. Recently, we heard difficulty of using freezingly cold water from the people in the area. We want to respond to their needs.

Looking back over the past three years, the camp seems to have become more stabilized, but nobody knows how long their life in the camp will be. We want to contribute to create a better environment for them.

A newcomer and kids in the camp
A newcomer and kids in the camp
The other comer, working in the camp
The other comer, working in the camp
Feb 18, 2016

Distribution of winterization items in a camp

Distribution venue
Distribution venue

On December 2015 and January 2016, JEN conducted distribution of winterization items in mountainous area where JEN works. The neighbourhood of it was surrounded by an armed group between August 2014 and December 2014. During the last five months, many people from the neighbourhood evacuated to the camp. After one year of the liberation, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are still facing hard living conditions especially during freezing cold winter.

JEN planned to conduct a distribution of winterization kit to support them. Also, we organized a focal group discussion with the community to clarify their situation and needs, and also, household assessment to create database of household numbers. As a result, JEN provided items to reinforce tents, blankets, winter clothes and carpets.

The first distribution was blankets and children’s clothes. There were many people in the distribution, and so itmadeslightly difficult to do the well-ordered distribution. This is because such occasion did not take place for long time in the community. Our operation became more organized and completed smoothly after the first distribution.

The distribution is very small part of the solution for their entire problem.

In the queue of distribution
In the queue of distribution
Feb 16, 2016

Distribution of winterization items in a camp

Distribution venue
Distribution venue

On December 2015 and January 2016, JEN conducted distribution of winterization items in mountainous area when JEN works. The neighbourhood of it was surrounded by an armed group between August 2014 and December 2014. During the last five months, many people from the neighbourhood evacuated to the camp. After one year of the liberation, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are still facing hard living conditions especially during freezing cold winter.

JEN planned to conduct a distribution of winterization kit to support them. Also, we organized a focal group discussion with the community to clarify their situation and needs, and also, household assessment to create database of household numbers. As a result, JEN provided items to reinforce tents, blankets, winter clothes and carpets.

The first distribution was blankets and children’s clothes. There were many people in the distribution, and so it made slightly difficult to do the well-ordered distribution. This is because such occasion did not take place for long time in the community. Our operation became more organized and completed smoothly after the first distribution.

The distribution is very small part of solution for their entire problem.

In the queue of distribution
In the queue of distribution
 
   

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