Friends in Ireland

Achieving civil registration for orphans and vulnerable children

South Africa
2011 - 2012

Friends in Ireland is a child-centred Irish and South African development organisation. They work to provide and promote care, protection and opportunities for orphans and vulnerable children in South Africa, particularly those who have been infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. HDF funded a project working in Eastern Cape and KwaZulu Natal provinces to achieve civil registration for these children; many of whom are not registered as citizens of South Africa and as a result are denied basic services.


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