U.S. Embassy Awards the Julia Taft Refugee Fund to Two Nigerian Organizations

The U.S. Mission to Nigeria has awarded $25,000 in grants to support two local organizations addressing important gaps in refugee protection and assistance, gaps not addressed by larger multilateral refugee programs. The two organizations, the Centre for Caring, Empowerment and Peace Initiative (CCEPI), and Initiatives for the Empowerment of Vulnerable Persons in the Society, received the funds in response to the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) call for program recommendations for the 2018 Julia Taft Refugee Fund.

The two projects to be funded through this program will work with some of the most vulnerable populations in Nigeria – internally displace persons (IDPs) and returnees, including orphans, young widows and indigent persons whose livelihood has been destroyed as a result of insecurity in Northeast Nigeria, helping them to become economically self-sufficient.