Emergency Aid Program
In order to contribute in delivering protection assistance and services to vulnerable, conflict-affected, and displaced individuals, especially for vulnerable women, children, and GBV survivors, BFD has strongly been focusing on Protection programs through dualistic main aspects:
- Exclusively protection programs:
Through establishing community centers and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) programs and networks. Moreover, BFD link its child protection and GBV services closely to healthcare, education, economic development, justice, and humanitarian response for each child and their family.
- BFD has also successfully engaged all of the protection core principles and adopted complementary mechanisms for Child Protection (CP) and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) within all of its multi-sectorial activities in Health, Nutrition, WaSH, FSA, Shelter, Education, and CCCM.
Emergency Aid Programs:
- Camp Coordination and Camp Management.
BFD works to support internally displaced persons (IDPs) in some of the most severely displacement-affected governorates in Yemen, through a wide range of interventions and activities, among those, Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) programming.
Through CCCM, BFD aims to improve the quality of life, safety, and dignity of displaced people, ensuring the best possible protection and assistance environments, in accordance with international standards, and through multi-sectoral approaches. Besides, BFD has successfully contributed concrete and upgraded management in coordination activities (CCCM/SMC) for 20% of the total verified IDPs hosting sites in Yemen.
- Shelter/NFI/Winterization Shelter
In order to contribute to reducing the risk of displacement and violence against civilians and facilitate the recovery of people traumatized by conflicts in Yemen, and promote the dignity of people living in emergency, transit and hosting sites.
BFD has successfully implemented all different lines of Shelter/NFI activities with a very long and efficacious record in the Shelter/NFI sector has been proudly written for BFD from all related A) donors, as the only local partner that has successfully implemented all different lines of activities from 1) emergency short term solutions i.e. Distribution of Non- Food Items (NFIs) & Emergency Shelter Kits (ESKs) via all types of modalities; In-Kind, Cash and Vouchers and 2) long term solutions i.e. Houses rehabilitation and construction, transitional shelters to ensure a proper IDP living in spontaneous settlement to be upgraded from the emergency shelter to the longer-term shelter solution, provision of maintenance support and to many IDPs hosting sites and camps to enhance their living conditions within their shelters.
- Logistics and pre-positioning:
BFD has full preparation of stocks and emergency materials within the shelter and NFIs materials to respond quickly to the emergency displacement movements and response within the various humanitarian needs in health such as cholera and dengue fever, where BFD worked prepare the medicines and medical Supplies and means of transportation to respond as required.
Basic services provision
BFD has been vastly contributing to provide basic services within all of its programmatic Programs like Health, Nutrition, Food Security and Livelihood, Shelter, Education, Mine Risk management and education and protection across 16 governorates in Yemen.
- SMEB and MPCA
Multipurpose cash assistance program offers people affected by crises the flexibility and dignity to choose how to cover their needs. Corresponding to the amount of money a household needs to cover, fully or partially, a set of basic and/or recovery needs. The MPG/MCA can contribute to meeting a Minimum Expenditure Basket (MEB) or other calculation of the amount required to cover basic needs, but can also include other one-off or recovery needs.” Extremely vulnerable families with specific needs or without able-bodied members (e.g. child-headed households, households headed by older persons, persons with disabilities PWD, etc. incapable of working),
BFD has proven its fully diligence and humanitarian commitment within one of the toughest and hardest emergency relief environmental aspects towards most vulnerable people in acute need for immediate and most critical life-saving emergency supplies across the prioritized governorates and districts, some of which areas are known to be very strong front lines and conflict zones. Yet, BFD is still implementing its activities with fully taken coordination steps and full compatibility with both sides and all presented parties.
Having BFD as the main partner covering those districts with hardworking and highly qualified team onset to cover the immediate needs for those vulnerable newly displaced, on the move, in hard-to-reach areas or stranded close to the front lines people, as well as most vulnerable returnees through distributing RRM kits (immediate response rations (IRR) from WFP, basic hygiene kits from UNICEF and dignity kits from UNFPA) after pre-positioning them in mobile storage units and safe, accessible sites in less than 72 hours of receiving and verifying information on the movement and location of those people as well as facilitating rapid needs assessments as soon as first distributions are over to trigger first-line and second-line cluster responses, has encouraged more providers to have BFD in further RRM activities to cover more governorates and areas across Yemen.