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Food security and livelihood

BFD’s History

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8 Years

Humanitarian & Development Response

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BFD has a deep and broad knowledge of Yemeni society, especially within the humanitarian, social, and economic context, as well as first-hand experience of the needs of local communities in different areas of intervention.

Building Foundation for Development (BFD) is a Yemeni national non-profit and non-governmental organization that was established by a group of experts and professionals in the humanitarian fields, who have already gained considerable experience in or with UN, INGOs, and NGOs in multi-sectorial programs, and who have realized the crucial gaps between providing aids and the need for building the resilience of communities. For that, BFD works in many wide domains in a parallel and innovative manner; the first one is carrying out multi-sectoral emergency responses projects aimed to improve the humanitarian issues and needs in different Nutrition, Health, WASH, Education, Shelter/NFI, CCCM, Protection, Food Security & Livelihoods, and EECR Sectors.

The second one is providing developmental empowerment support to the affected communities from the crisis and developing the capacity of Local actors. We believe at BFD that the best solutions to support the people in crisis and conflicts should be by a quick transformation from rapid response to resilience method, as this approach within humanitarian operations is crucial to the first efforts of a community to recover, rise again, and start to use their capacity, starting from making peace in innovative measures at the first stages, ending by early recovery and rehabilitation at later stages. BFD believes in collective action and hence always seeks to establish partnerships, based on mutual respect and shared vision, with NGOs, the private sector, the government, and international institutions. Since its establishment, BFD has been keen to align its development response to the (SDGs) and its programmatic Strategic to support and promote relevant National Development Strategies (NDS) and the UN- MDGs; as they are parallel to the needs within society. Furthermore, through the participation of local communities, BFD increases the effectiveness of its development efforts and helps communities achieve their highest potential—a goal that can only be achieved through partnerships, shared. vision and collective action of all stakeholders.