For the 9.1 million people displaced by war in Africa, FORGE provides the opportunity to work toward a better future. Rather than viewing refugees as a humanitarian problem, FORGE believes that individuals affected by war are a key factor to breaking the cycle of war and poverty in Africa. Unlike UN agencies, host country governments, or traditional NGOs which focus on providing basic protection and humanitarian relief, FORGE’s projects build upon the natural capacity of refugees to improve their own futures. In this way, FORGE builds economic and leadership capacity in African communities affected by war and lays the foundation for peace, stability, and prosperity. As opposed to the traditional approach, FORGE allows solutions to arise from within communities rather than imposing solutions upon communities.
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