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Emergency Assistance

Are you a human rights defender in/from the East and Horn of Africa and in need of emergency assistance? Contact us.

General Phone Line
+256-200-760-700 (General)
+256-707-020-0086 (Emergency)


DefendDefenders (East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project)
Arie towers
Plot 16  Mackinnon Road, Nakasero
PO Box 70356
Kampala, Uganda

Journalists in Distress Network

The Journalists in Distress (JiD) Network is an informal forum for sharing information on journalists in distress and developing joint initiatives for emergency response. It was formed in 2006 to allow international organisations with freedom of expression mandates to more easily discuss specific cases, coordinate joint efforts, and avoid duplication. The Network does not engage in advocacy or media development.

Link: is a comprehensive European Union mechanism, established to protect HRDs worldwide. Through a network of twelve civil society organisations, provides stable, comprehensive, and gender-sensitive support to individual and local actors who strive to promote and defend human rights. provides emergency grants and immediate support to HRDs at risk, but also works to build capacity, strengthen local human rights organisations, and improve public awareness and ensure enhanced visibility on the situation of HRDs worldwide.


Emergency hotline+31 312 100 489
Twitter: @ProtectHRD_EU