There are over 6,000 refugees within the country of Belize, yet presently only 28 of them are recognized. The project seeks to increase the capacities of 100 Persons of Concern* in Bella Vista Village in Toledo District, through enhanced knowledge of their rights and access to essential services, information, opportunities, and basic needs.
*Persons of Concern (PoC) include: refugees, returnees, stateless people, the internally displaced and asylum-seekers.
The project will work directly with 50 adults,
30 youth (ages 13-20) and 20 children (ages 2-12).
To contribute to building the resilience, inclusion, and integration of PoCs in Belize.
To foster the attainment of human rights of PoC through capacity building, access to services and livelihood opportunities, awareness-raising activities and spaces for information and recreation.
To raise knowledge and awareness about PoCs rights, services, and opportunities, the project will:
To increase the academic and professional capacity of PoCs, the project will:
To share information on the project; gain input and support; to provide sensitization on current legal system, living conditions, and needs of PoCs; and to avoid duplication of efforts, the project will:
During project implementation, HPPB will collaborate with:
Start: August 2019
End: December 2019
Duration: 5 months
The project is funded by