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NIPSA’s Developing World Fund was set up in June 1993 and aims to relieve in any part of the world persons suffering from poverty, sickness or distress, to advance for the public benefit the education of the inhabitants of impoverished countries so that their conditions of life may be improved.

Projects supported by the Fund must be sustainable. Details of some of the projects supported by the Fund can be found on the map here and in the articles posted below.

The Fund is unique because 100% of all money contributed by members goes directly towards the specific self-help projects. No money goes towards administration costs.

If you would like more information about the Fund please contact your Branch Secretary or NIPSA Headquarters. We encourage members to donate regularly by either taking out a covenant or authorising a Give-As-You-Earn (GAYE) payroll deduction.

If you would like to contribute to NIPSA’s Developing World Fund please see details below. For more information about the Fund please contact Geraldine Alexander.

Ways Members Can Donate

Through Give as You Earn (Payroll Deduction): Donors should contact your employer’s payroll or HR department to request this. You will then be provided with a URL link to follow which will take you to the online Donor Instruction Form (DIF). Any donor who would like to be a part of the GAYE scheme will need to complete one of these in order for the Charities Aid Foundation and your employer to know how much to deduct and where the funds should go. The funds should go to NIPSA Global Solidarity and Developing World Fund.

Standing Order: Donors can set up a bank standing order by completing a Letter of Intent and Bank Standing Order Form which is administered by the NI Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA). Click here to download a copy.

One-off Donation: You can make a one-off donation to the Fund either by cheque made payable to NIPSA Developing World Fund or by bank transfer to:

Account Name: NIPSA Developing World Fund

Account Number: 54000548

Sort Code: 608301

Cheques to be posted to Geraldine Alexander, NIPSA HQ, 54 Wellington Park, Belfast, BT9 6DP.

For monitoring purposes can you please notify Geraldine Alexander if you have decided to donate by any of the above ways. Thank you.

NIPSA Global Solidarity and Developing World Fund is a registered charity in Northern Ireland (NIC100556).

 

Please find below and attached a new report from the Centre for Global Education on the impact of the war in Syria on Palestinian refugees in Lebanon and Syria.

Geraldine Alexander
Assistant Secretary

Refugee-Cover-Report-APR-2020This new report from the Centre for Global Education examines the impact of the near decade long war in Syria on Palestinian refugees in Lebanon and Syria. Since 2011, 60 per cent of Palestinian Refugees in Syria (PRS), approximately 260,000, have been displaced at least once, more than 4,000 have been killed and three Palestinian camps in Syria have been destroyed. In the same period, 77,329 Palestinian refugees have been born into highly vulnerable and impoverished communities with the UN reporting 95 per cent of PRS in need of ‘sustained humanitarian assistance’.

29,000 PRS have fled to neighbouring Lebanon where Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon (PRL) endure a permanent ‘foreigner’ status without citizenship, property rights and access to nearly 40 occupations. The report considers the impact of the ongoing Syrian war on PRS and PRL in the context of the current economic upheaval in Lebanon, cuts to the budget of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees and the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Centre for Global Education is a development non-governmental organisation based in Belfast which is currently supporting development education programmes in the Gaza Strip, Palestine and in Burj Barajneh refugee camp in Beirut, Lebanon. This report is part of the CGE’s ongoing research to raise awareness of the social and economic problems faced by Palestinian refugees across the Middle-East. Previously published CGE reports on Palestine are available here. The report on Syria and Lebanon is available below.