U-DIREF ensures fair protection processes and documentation while targeting assistance to people with specific needs and promoting peaceful coexistence between the populations of concern (PoCs) and local communities.
We diligently register and assist all the targeted populations with shelter and food as a cross-cutting issue. We also lay emphasis on the principles of safety and dignity, avoid causing harm, while also stressing the prevention and minimization of any unintended negative effects of our intervention, which can increase people’s vulnerability to both physical and psycho-social risks.
We ensure that camp populations access assistance and services in proportion to their vulnerability and without barriers. This includes paying attention to people with special needs who may be unable to access timely assistance and services.
Meanwhile, to ensure accountability, we always set up appropriate mechanisms through which affected populations can measure the adequacy of interventions, and address concerns and complaints without any fear of losing their space in the project.
The organisation focuses on improving the nutritional well-being of uprooted people, especially under-5 yrs, lactating or breast-feeding mothers, and pregnant women.
We have achieved a lot in this area due to our policy of avoiding gaps during food distribution and the prevention of large segments of the PoCs from remaining vulnerable. Our livelihood intervention involves helping designated communities to manage food production towards generating personal income as a way of promoting self-reliance, developing environment-friendly and sustainable means of livelihood, promoting social cohesion among PoCs while preventing and reducing violent extremism among young people.
U-DIREF contribute to the economic self-reliance of persons of concern by facilitating their access to self-employment opportunities. This is possible through capacity building and asset strengthening where life skills, including all forms of improved farming methods, trade, and craft, are opened for learning.
U-DIREF supports Camp populations to access safe potable and hygienic water by constructing and or maintaining water supply and sanitation systems.
We also encourage the construction of separate, adequate and properly cited numbers of latrines and bathrooms for both men and women in order to decrease the risk of water-borne diseases and epidemics in the camps.
Our camp management practices encourage partnership among all stakeholders towards creating a harmonious environment for service delivery and up-take.
As a partner in the CCCM sector, we maintain a close relationship with all service providers in the camp as well as elected representatives of the camp population to identify concerns and ensure that services effectively and efficiently meet the actual needs of the camp population, thereby optimizing the effectiveness of the camps’ activities and strengthening community mobilization.