Elderly and Minors
Elders over 60 years as well as minors below 18 have special needs when it comes to health care and other needed support. DICAC therefore have a special officer assigned with supporting these groups.
Age bring additional health problems and lower disease resistance. DICAC supports around 40 elders who for example suffer of high blood pressure or diabetes. Elderly are also often not prioritized when it comes to resettlement so even severe health issues must therefore be treated in Ethiopia.
Elderly sometimes get support for special diet. Moreover, if they don’t have family to take care of them they are often assigned a special caregiver.
Minors sometimes arrive to the urban program by themselves, without any parents. DICAC then facilitates a foster family for them. This foster family will be another refugee family from the same nationality as the concerned minors, and will get the same financial support from DICAC as if the children were their own.
Minors sometimes suffer from health issues such as epilepsy, mental disabilities, hydrocephalus, incontinence or physical disabilities. In some cases these problems also hinder them from attending school or to move freely. DICAC facilitates help for these issues both medical and psychosocial.