Zambia’s disabled refugees need more security, better prostheses

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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Anglican Communion, Refugees Migration & Resettlement Press Release Service Course Director Jerusalem, Israel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Zambia’s disabled refugees need more security, better prostheses Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Bath, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Press Releasecenter_img Tags Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Hopkinsville, KY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Belleville, IL Africa, Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Job Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA [Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Communion’s development, relief and advocacy platform has revealed that disabled refugees in Zambia need more security, better prostheses and a comprehensive reporting of their special needs.The call for better treatment of people in one of Africa’s oldest refugee camps Mayukwayukwa came in a report compiled by Tania Nino, the Anglican Alliance’s relief and programmes manager, after her visit there.“There is an overwhelming need for prostheses and other mobility devices for people who have lost a limb,” the report read. “People have rudimentary coping devices that make everyday activities and life difficult.”The replacements for limbs range from crudely fashioned peg legs to a boot packed with mud.Mayukwayukwa refugee settlement, in the western part of Zambia, was established in 1966 and has a population of around 10,000 refugees from Angola, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi.The World Food Programme (WFP) recently revealed that refugees with severe disabilities and elderly people without support systems are among the most vulnerable refugees.The Anglican Alliance report pinpointed the major causes of disabilities in the refugee settlement: “The majority of the impairments are as a result of the conflict that people experienced in Angola: landmine injuries, firearms injuries and injuries sustained while running away.“The second major cause is related to conditions linked to old age. Many of the refugees who arrived during that period (1966) are now of an advanced age.”Concerns about inadequate security come out prominently in the report which suggests there is a correlation between poor security and gender-based violence.An example of this was a 35-year-old woman with “complex physical disabilities” and “learning difficulties” with a four-month-old baby. The report stated: “This woman who came to the camp from Angola in 2001 had substantial and complex needs [but] there is no information about the exact nature of her disabilities.“She is unable to walk, requires round the clock supervision, and can only communicate with her mother. Given the woman’s inability to communicate, it has to be assumed that she did not give consent to the sexual relations and the man responsible for this atrocity is unknown.”The lack of information on the cause of some disabilities was also a concern for the Anglican Alliance. One 12-year-old girl who had had her arm amputated could only refer to her misfortune as “magic.”The Anglican Alliance decided to visit Mayukwayukwa as a first step in scoping out the challenges facing people with disabilities, and how the church community can best respond to their needs.To read the full report click here. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Albany, NY last_img