• Refugees were moved by president Tarja Halonen’s visit: Don’t forget about us

    Presidentti Tarja Halonen sai innostuneen vastaanoton pakolaisilta Za’atarin leirillä Jordaniassa. Vierailullaan hän halusi osoittaa tukeaan KUA:n työlle syyrialaisten kanssa.

  • Special purpose audit has ended in Nepal Country Office

    Finn Church Aid (FCA) carried out an internal audit in the late autumn of 2017. Some deficiencies were detected in the Nepal Country Office. The process has not affected the financing, quality of programme work or efficiency of the operations. FCA’s professional and committed staff in Nepal will continue to implement FCA’s strategic goals and […]

  • Supporting entrepreneurship in Uganda

    Finn Church Aid and Omnia Education Partnerships Oy offer qualification program for refugees living in Uganda.

  • Upgraded school facilities and trained teachers improve the well-being of students in Northern Uganda

    FCA and the European Union construct 28 blocks of 84 classrooms, 28 blocks of 140 stances of inclusive gender-segregated pit latrines and 40 teachers houses in Bidibidi and Omugo refugee settlements to ensure a safe and inspiring learning environment for South Sudanese refugees. The cheers from Para elementary school travel a great distance from the […]

  • United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect and Network of Religious and Traditional Peacemakers Sign Memorandum of Understanding

    On 1 December 2017, the United Nations Office of Prevention of Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect and the Peacemakers Network signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU).  As per the MoU, Convener and Executive Director of the Network, Mr. Antti Pentikäinen, and Director, Dr. Mohamed Elsanousi, will serve as advisors to United Nations Under Secretary-General […]

  • Finn Church Aid teaches young refugees to code in Greece – aiming for over 700 participants

    The coding workshops aim to facilitate the employment of young people with refugee or Greek background, and to increase dialogue between different groups in Greece. The pilot stage carried out in early summer garnered excellent results. In November, Finn Church Aid starts workshops in Greece together with Greek NGO GFOSS – Open Technologies Alliance, aimed […]

  • Close associate to FCA killed in Mogadishu bombings

    New bombings killed dozens of people and shook the sense of security in the Somalian capital. Mogadishu had not had time to fully recover from the devastating bombing of two weeks ago, when several new explosions took place in the city centre. Dozens of people were killed and injured in last Saturday’s bombings. On Monday, […]

  • Finn Church Aid shuts down its Liberia and Sierra Leone country programmes

    Finn Church Aid (FCA) has decided to shut down its country programmes in Liberia and Sierra Leone by the end of 2017. Involvement in Liberia led to the founding of the Women’s Bank volunteer network which currently has thousands of volunteers. “It is always difficult to make a decision like this. Over the past year […]

  • Building the DRR capacity of local partners with EU Aid Volunteers

    Expert volunteers help strengthen the preparedness in vulnerable areas. 22 volunteers across Europe came together in Prague for training for disaster risk reduction before starting their work in strengthening the capacity of local organisations working with communities in disaster-prone areas. The volunteers learned e.g. to make Vulnerability Assessments and Emergency Response Plans, to enable them […]

  • World Bank: Education in crisis – over 260 million children do not go to school

    Nowadays, more and more children get to go to school, but millions of children and young people are still left without skills needed in work. Education is in crisis. This conclusion was reached by World Bank researchers as they wrote the 2018 World Development Report published in late September. Giant leaps have been taken in […]