Migration and Disability Project Johannesburg

2022-03-06 18:53:58

A photo of some of the stakeholders that attended the IOM and Outreach Foundation Migration and Disability sensitisation meeting held in Hillbrow It was a full house at the IOM and Outreach Foundation-hosted Migration and Disability sensitisation meeting Outreach Foundation's social workers at the IOM and Outreach Foundation Migration and Disability Project Stakeholders talking with one another and coming up with items to discuss at the IOM Migration and Disability Project                          

After a very successful stakeholder sensitisation meeting held in Musina, Outreach Foundation and IOM hosted another such meeting in Hillbrow, Johannesburg in March 2022.

Stakeholders from organisations such as Lawyers for Human Rights as well as from hospitals like Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital, the South African Police, Gauteng Health Department attended a sensitisation meeting held regarding migration and disability.

The meeting is the second of its kind regarding the project, with the first held in Musina in February. The Migration and Disability Project is driven by the International Organization for Migration and implemented by Outreach Foundation with funding from the Irish Embassy.

The project seeks to increase the understanding of migration and disability amongst stakeholders such as policymakers, policy influences, media and civil society organisations and the public with the aim of reducing the exclusion of vulnerable persons with disabilities or migrants with disabilities in policies and programmes. The project is implemented in Musina and Johannesburg.

The Outreach Foundation is looking at both internal and external migrants with disabilities as well as other persons with disabilities, specifically in Johannesburg and Musina to assess their situation and what may be needed. The project is currently a pilot one to see if there is indeed a need for an intervention, so the more persons with disabilities or their carers the organisation can talk to, the better.

The various disabilities covered in this project are anyone who has a long-term physical, mental, intellectual, or sensory impairment.

Outreach Foundation is urging persons with disabilities, including migrants with disabilities, or their carers, in the Johannesburg and Musina areas to reach out to its social services department so that a more accurate idea of what is needed for this group can be ascertained.

Contact details for the organisation are info@outreachfoundation.co.za, Johannesburg: 011 720 7011 and it is situated at 30 Edith Cavell Street, Hillbrow and its Musina office is situated in the Red Cross Building, Klaff Avenue, Nancefield. Contact our Hillbrow office to get the number for Musina.

IOM website: southafrica.iom.int
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