The Omnis Fund
for women’s health,
displacement and policy
THE OMNIS FUND WILL SUPPORT CRITICAL RESEARCH FOCUSED ON ADDRESSING HEALTH DISPARITIES IN BOTH REFUGEE CAMPS AND URBAN DISPLACED COMMUNITIES.
We are pleased to announce the launch of a partnership with ICV to create The Omnis Fund, a donor-advised fund to challenge the critical global issue of women’s health and reproductive rights. With the global refugee crisis reaching an all-time high, The Omnis Fund aims to facilitate essential research to establish sustainable solutions to the major health disparities in both refugee camps and urban displaced communities.
Women and children are disproportionately affected in conflict, often forced to flee to neighbouring countries where they are housed in refugee camps or living without support in urban centers. Existing health policies and infrastructure lack the necessary long-term health care support required by refugees and internally displaced people.
Existing healthcare infrastructure and services lend to:
- Increased risk of child marriage and trafficking
- Increased rates of maternal and infant mortality
- Increases disease risk and higher disease spread
- Increased risk of sexual violence, abuse and exploitation
- Increased birth rates causing greater population and resource strain
Our target regions for this research include both refugee camps and areas with a large density of urban migrants, those living out of camps in nearby local communities. These regions include camps and communities in Kenya, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Greece, Central African Republic, Bangladesh and Colombia.