Fonds de justice sociale d’Unifor

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Unifor est déterminé à améliorer la vie des travailleuses, des travailleurs et de leur famille, tant au Canada qu’ailleurs dans le monde. En 2015, Fonds de justice sociale d’Unifor a fait un généreux et important don pour soutenir le programme Lifeline du HCR.

« Les membres d’Unifor ont été profondément touchés par la crise des réfugiés en Syrie … Nous devons faire preuve d’humanité et de générosité. », affirme Jerry Dias, président national d’Unifor. Le Fonds a aussi établi un partenariat avec un organisme canadien de services d’établissement afin de parrainer la réinstallation de cinq familles de réfugiés syriens au Canada, réitérant ainsi son engagement envers la justice sociale et la protection des droits de la personne.

Jordan

Jordan / Syrian refugees / Cash assistance programme / UNHCR's vital Lifeline Appeal - a package of support including helpline advice, home visits, and highly innovative cash assistance that identifies and protects the most vulnerable Syrian refugees living in Jordan and aims to keep refugees from resorting to take high risk survival decisions.Using state-of-the-art iris-scanning biometrics to prevent fraud, the cash assistance programme is the most effective and efficient way of supporting refugees. It also empowers refugees, restores dignity, helps the local economy and improves relationships between the host community and the refugees. / UNHCR / Jordi Matas / 5 May 2015 ;

Jordan. UNHCR Lifeline (Cash Assistance) and Winterisation Programmes.

Elderly Syrain refugee Rasmiyah sits with her family (L-R), Khaled, 9, Rasha, 12, Ramia, 35, Raghda, 3 and Hamid, 5, in the small rented apartment she shares with her husband. Rasmiyah's husband, Khaled, suffers from advanced Parkinson's disease and receives cash assistance from UNHCR so that Rasmiyah can cover the cost of his medicine and special food. "Life is very expensive here in Jordan. Cash assistance is great help to us. It is a better kind of help because for example we have been given blankets, we don't need more, we need money so that we can buy the medicine and food to keep Khaled comfortable. Because of the cash assistance we are facing less problems so we are grateful. I would hate to have to borrow money or to beg for help to care for my husband, what kind of life would that be?"

Jordan. UNHCR Lifeline (Cash Assistance) and Winterisation Programmes.

Elderly Syrain refugee Rasmiyah talks with UNHCR Senior Field Associate, Omar Al Tayyan, in the small rented apartment she shares with her husband, son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren. Rasmiyah's husband, Khaled, has advanced Parkinson's disease and receives cash assistance from UNHCR so that Rasmiyah can cover the cost of his medicine and special food. "Life is very expensive here in Jordan. Cash assistance is great help to us. It is a better kind of help because for example we have been given blankets, we don't need more, we need money so that we can buy the medicine and food to keep Khaled comfortable. Because of the cash assistance we are facing less problems so we are grateful. I would hate to have to borrow money or to beg for help to care for my husband, what kind of life would that be?"

Jordan. UNHCR Lifeline (Cash Assistance) and Winterisation Programmes.

Fatima, 50, sits for a portrait in her one-room basement apartment on the rural outskirts of Amman thanks to the cash assistance they are receiving from UNHCR. While the apartment is poorly ventilated, Fatima is grateful for the assistance as the area is good and the Jordanian neighbours kind and of great help. "Without the cash assistance I don't know what we would do. Without my husband and with a teenage daughter we can't live in a camp as it isn't safe for her. With the money we get from UNHCR we can at least pay the rent here. This is a good, safe area and the neighbours have been kind to us." ;

IMPACT

En soutenant Lifeline, le Fonds de justice sociale d’Unifor permet à certaines des familles de réfugiés syriens les plus vulnérables qui vivent dans les régions urbaines de la Jordanie (plus de 80 % des réfugiés en Jordanie vivent à l’extérieur des camps) de recevoir directement une aide monétaire de subsistance mensuelle. Grâce à programme de pointe, sécurisé et bon marché dont 97 % du financement va directement aux familles, les réfugiés appauvris peuvent garder leurs enfants à l’école, se procurer des médicaments dont ils ont désespérément besoin et se chauffer durant l’hiver. Abu Ahmed, un réfugié syrien blessé qui vit en Jordanie avec sa famille, discute de l’importance qu’a le programme d’aide monétaire mensuelle du HCR pour sa famille. family.