The East and Southern Africa region is faced with numerous disasters resulting from natural environmental occurrences, climate change, and conflict, which occur regularly. We build resilience to protect the environment and reduce climate change. We also respond to disasters and humanitarian emergencies in the region.
REPSSI has established a programme in humanitarian emergency responses, responding to drought and Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe and to enhance SRHR outcomes in protracted refugee settings in Uganda
REPSSI Zimbabwe was among the first responders when cyclone Idai struck in March, 2019. The programme has expanded to three affected districts with support from UNICEF, CBM and SDC. The programme includes:
REPSSI Uganda project will include:
Regionally REPSSI facilitated the establishment of the regional East and Southern Africa Community of Practice for MHPSS in emergencies and participates in the MHPSS.net board, and global IASC working group on MHPSS.