Aid extremely vulnerable individuals and families
The consequences of conflict, war and natural disasters forces people from their homes, separates families and compromises their ability to protect their lives and those of their loved ones. While displacement is a challenge for all those forced to flee, some individuals and families struggle with particularly acute needs that may be further exacerbated by personal circumstances, isolation or inability to access basic services.
Exposed to exceptional risk or suffering, these 'Extremely Vulnerable Individuals' (EVIs) and families may suffer from a chronic or severe illness, severe torture or trauma or physical or mental disability, and often include frail or unaccompanied elderly, at-risk women, single heads of households, members of ethnic or religious minorities or unaccompanied minors. Typically, they do not have the means to obtain care with the resources at their disposal and have only limited access to resources available to the majority of the community, including health care, education and training, employment opportunities.
ICMC is deeply committed to serving those who are most vulnerable, and has developed an effective casework approach to serving individuals and families whose specific needs are not met through existing aid programmes. Together with our partners, ICMC facilitates rehabilitation by working with extremely vulnerable individuals and families to provide referrals, support livelihood activities and rebuild their confidence to play active social and economic roles within their families and communities.
ICMC seeks creative, community-based and sustainable solutions by working directly within local communities to establish networks of leaders and service providers that can better identify extremely vulnerable individuals and families that have otherwise gone unnoticed, provide them with immediate specialised services and increase awareness within the community of the collective role in reducing the causes and effects of extreme vulnerability.