About Humanitarian Care

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Our Story

Humanitarian Care for Displaced Persons (HCFDPS) is a non - profit organization that provides advocacy and the protection of migrants rights and uncommon access to essential services to hundreds of thousands of displaced persons across Africa. For the past 11 years, HCFDPS has tirelessly served people who have fled their home due to persecution, conflict, trafficking, violence and other humanitarian crises. We work with displaced persons and migrants (mostly Nigeria) to rebuild their lives and provide safety nets to communities and empower them with vocational and soft skills. We have usedthe direct engagement rather than the top – down approaches to humanitarian assistance to displaced persons in Africa.

Founded in 2009 and registered as a foundation in Nigeria; HCFDPS continues to provide advocacy, legal, social and health services for displaced persons under one roof. This holistic approach, coupled with the collective expertise of our staff, funders, partners and volunteers, enables us to quickly identify individual and community needs. In this way, we provide essential services in a safe space, treating displaced persons with utmost dignity and respect and putting their rights at the centre of our work. In addition, we have a dedicated team working with survivors of sexual and gender- based violence to help them access a full spectrum of health, social, legal, and psychological services .

 

Our Vision

To reach the unreached displaced persons in communities across Africa.

 

Our Mission

Re-shaping support to forced migrants and re-engineering humanitarian responses during and after crises.

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Our Intervention

We are a one stop intervention for:

Advocacy for Internally Displaced Persons and Migrant rights

Direct resettlement referrals for the most vulnerable persons and populations

Community outreach programmes

Research and Documentation Services on IDPs and Human Trafficking

Information-sharing and capacity development

Knowledge management on migration and development

Diaspora return engagement

Community - based livelihoods programming

Reproductive health service in emergencies

Trustees Profile

Professor Wellington Oyibois, a Consultant Medical Parasitologist at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria. His graduate studies were at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, and Lagos and at the Division of Geographic Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA. With over fifty published papers in medical literatures, Wellington Oyibo is a member of the Steering Committee on Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test Evaluation of the World Health Organization Married with children.


Sonny Osawota is a graduate of International Relations and a Master of Business Administration (Human Resources) of the University of Ife and University of Leicester, United Kingdom respectively. He is a training and development specialist. Currently the Managing Consultant, Chyle pathways Limited (Leadership Development Consultants). Sonny has senior management exposures with Red Star Express Ltd (FEDEX), Xerox (HS) Limited and MTN Nigeria Ltd respectively. He is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Training and Development (NITAD). Married with Children.


Bosede Helen Orovwuje holds a Bachelor degree from Ondo State University, Ado- Ekiti (1994) and postgraduate diploma in Education from University of Ado - Ekiti (2006). She obtained a certificate in computer studies from Lagos State Women Development Center. She joined the Lagos State Teaching Service Commission in 1995 as Education Officer Grade 2 and served in different Schools as a tutor and later as Head of Department. She rose to become Deputy Director of Education in charge of Training and Development. She attended various management courses in leadership, administration, strategic management amongst others. She is currently a pastor of a parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. Married with children.


Jitobo Akanike is an attorney at Law. Jitobo is the Managing Partner of the legal firm of Abebe & Akanike Chambers. He is also involved in Social Justice and Criminal Justice Administration and Prison sector reforms Advocacy. He is also the Executive Director, The centre for the Promotion of Arbitration in Nigeria. Married with Children.


Management Profile

Samuel Akpobome Orovwuje is the National Coordinator of the Foundation for Humanitarian Care for Displaced Persons in Nigeria. He attended the University of Lagos graduate school, where he obtained a Master degree in Public and International Affairs and another Master in Humanitarian and Refugee Studies. He also earned a post graduate certificate in Refugee Policy and Practice, and International Refugee Law from the American University in Cairo, Egypt. In addition, a certificate in Forced Migration from the prestigious Refugee Studies Centre, Department of International Development, University of Oxford, United Kingdom. In 2008, he was part of the training in International Humanitarian Response system conducted by OCHA Middle East and North Africa. Sam has participated in a number of international workshops and conferences during the past years on displacement, migration and development, reproductive health in emergencies in Egypt, Ghana, Senegal, Uganda, Sri Lanka, Dubai and the United Kingdom respectively. He was actively involved in community refugee work in Egypt with Sudanese, Eritrean and Ethiopian refugees at St. Andrew’s Church and Congregation Refugee services in Cairo. He is a member of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM), International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP), and the International Humanitarian Studies Association (IHSA).Sam is also involved in a number of social and civil society networks in Child Migration, Reproductive Health, Street Children, Nutrition, Psycho –Social counseling and protection in Nigeria. He is also a versatile writer with published articles on migration, climate change, displacement, governance and gender issues.


Dr. Beatrice Joshua is the Community Outreach Programs Director. She trained is a medical Practitioner and a Public Health Specialist. Beatrice graduated in Medicine and Master degree in Public Health (MPH) and she also hold another Master in Humanitarian and Refugee Studies respectively from the University of Lagos. Beatrice Joshua is passionate about public health issues in Nigeria particularly in community health and working with survivors of sexual and gender based violence to help them access a full spectrum of medical, social and psychological services. Beatrice is a member of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the International Humanitarian Studies Association (IHSA).


Lami Amos is the Program Advisor. She has first degree from the University of Jos and a master degree in Humanitarian and Refugee Studies from the University of Lagos. She worked with the Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Lagos. Before joining the HCFDPS as a program advisor she had previous engagement with the Red Cross and other civil society orgnisation in Lagos. She is a member of the International Humanitarian Studies Association (IHSA).Lami has attended several workshops on impact and evaluation of humanitarian projects.


Chidinma Ndukwu is a graduate of Applied Microbiology and Brewery, ESUTECH, and a certified member of Institute of Public Analyst of Nigeria, with trainings on SON/ MANCAP, NAFDAC, NIFST and AIMN (Association of Industrial Microbiologist of Nigeria), her career path has spanned manufacturing and service industry before moving to the development sector. She currently the community development/ project manager.

Innovative

Humanitarian need come first in our activities and operations. We are accountable to those we seek to assist and those from whom we accept funding from. Our major funding is derived from individual, affiliate, partners and non-governmental organizations. We undertake initiatives that promote Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law and Migration issues.

Creative

Flexibility in assessing and addressing the complex needs of displacements in an atmosphere of urgency, trust and service delivery. Respect for local customs, laws and conditions where we assist and operate. We demonstrate high level of integrity, independence, accountability and transparency to our stakeholders. We aim to contribute to sustainable development and durable solutions in nine key ways.

Adaptive

Developing a national perspective to policy advocacy work and programming across Nigeria and Africa. Investing in vulnerable persons in society and empowering communities. Consolidating and diversifying our collaboration and funding base. Increasing our responsiveness to early warning systems and conflict prevention mechanism.

Dynamic Aim

To enlighten the public on the importance of promoting harmony, peace and greater respect for the rights of displaced persons in its entire ramification. To provide relief materials for displaced persons. To improve the general knowledge of rights that is available to displaced populations and migrants. To sponsor programmes and community- based projects for the promotion of peace and tolerance in communities. To promote awareness on Human rights, International Humanitarian Law and Reproductive Health in emergencies/crises.

Trusted

We work with people affected by displacements to improve their lives and sense of belonging, and conduct research and analysis. We use the evidence and learning to improve local, national and international policies and practices that can help sustain durable solutions. Our priority is displaced persons and vulnerable communities. We believe that everyone should be able to lead peaceful, fulfilling lives, free from economic and social dislocation arising from displacement of any kind.