Ecuador Humanitarian Assistance Program

In 2007, UNHCR asked HIAS to manage a national Humanitarian Assistance Program that provides food, shelter, and hygiene kits for refugees.

This assistance is available in eight locations in Ecuador. 36,940 refugees received humanitarian assistance in the first year of the program.

In each these localities, HIAS promotes the development of local capacity by hiring and training local staff in the project principles and ways of intervention.

In 2007, the Government of the United Kingdom, with HIAS support, trained Ecuadorian policemen on human rights. In addition, HIAS works closely with a network of local institutions and grassroots organizations ensure the Project's sustainability.