[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”52px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Child Protection” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:38|text_align:right” use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”bt-title03-alnor”][vc_single_image image=”5294″ alignment=”right”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]When disaster strikes—be it violent conflict, economic downturn, pandemic or a natural event—children are among the most vulnerable to negative effects. Children may fall victim to any number of threats, including psycho-social distress, family separation, interruption in education, physical and emotional abuse, trafficking and neglect. Through our work in protection, education, resilience and risk reduction, we places the safety and well-being of children at the centre of our programming.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”52px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Advocacy & Campgains” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:38|text_align:right” use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”bt-title03-alnor”][vc_single_image image=”5687″ alignment=”right”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Dedicated campaigning and fundraising departments; professional, qualified, experience and media-savvy staff now fill advocacy roles. And thanks to better and cheaper telecommunications, social media and the internet, even small, previously obscure charities are able to quickly access information, images, stories from the field, turn them into campaigns and connect with their audiences[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”52px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Camp Coordination & Camp Management” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:38|text_align:right” use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”bt-title03-alnor”][vc_single_image image=”5299″ alignment=”right”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]We coordinate the temporary assistance and protection activities to displaced persons living in camps or camp-like settings (including all temporary communal shelter options such as formal camps, collective centers, communal buildings, spontaneous settlements, transit centers, evacuation centers, reception centers or those that may require relocation due to proximity to hazard, insecurity or eviction).[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”52px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Economic Empowerment” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:38|text_align:right” use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”bt-title03-alnor”][vc_single_image image=”5301″ alignment=”right”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Working with a variety of partners, our programmes promote women’s ability to secure decent jobs, accumulate assets, and influence institutions and public policies determining growth and development. One critical area of focus involves advocacy to measure women’s unpaid care work, and to take actions so women and men can more readily combine it with paid employment[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”52px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Gender Based Violence” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:38|text_align:right” use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”bt-title03-alnor”][vc_single_image image=”5701″ alignment=”right”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]According to Somalia Humanitarian Need Overview, protection from GBV and for GBV survivors remains a priority need for women and girls in affected communities. About 83 per cent of reported GBV incidents concern IDPs, while 15 per cent affected members of host communities. Physical assault continues to be the most commonly experienced GBV incident, followed by sexual assault and rape. Within IDP sites, risks of GBV are aggravated by the lack of privacy in poor quality shelters, insufficient latrines and a lack of lighting at night. Exposure of women and girls to GBV is also considerable outside IDP sites, when grazing animals, collecting firewood and water, or seeking livelihood opportunities. The severe limitation of services, worsened by access constraints for women and girls due to extreme stigmatization and fear of reprisals, deprives GBV survivors of necessary multi-sectoral care and support.

Although conflict is at the core of GBV, deep-rooted cultural beliefs create persistent inequalities between men and women place women at particular risk of being victimized. Gender inequality results in rigid and differently valued role allocations among men and women, limited access and control over resources and benefits, lack of access to basic services such as education, health and information, low representation in formal decision making positions and limited participation in the decision making process at community and family level, and low participation in highly paid economic activities.

Medical and psycho-social services available to survivors in the target locations are insufficient, inappropriate and below the expectation of survivors. This coupled with low levels of community awareness on issues of GBV; stigma and other cultural barriers which encourage impunity for breaches in laws and convections. In Somalia there has been a steady increase in GBV cases since December 2017. This has been attributed to the increasing levels of conflict and natural disasters (recurrent drought and floods). Increased forced evictions within the camps have also exposed more women and children to the risk of GBV in the camps thus increasing their vulnerability.

All NoFYL project activities are carried out to maximize community participation. Regular meetings and capacity building activities at the established women and girl safe spaces seek to engage the community and support the establishment and development of community networks in order to strengthen local mechanisms for prevention and response. By providing support to existing community structures NoFYL projects seek to ensure the following:

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”52px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Housing Land & Properties.” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:38|text_align:right” use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”bt-title03-alnor”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Humanitarian action is intended to “save lives, alleviate suffering and maintain human dignity during and after man-made crises and disasters caused by natural hazards, as well as to prevent and strengthen preparedness for when such situations occur”. Furthermore, humanitarian action should be governed by the key humanitarian principles of: humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]