International wars and disasters victims’ protection associations – IRVD
International wars and disasters victims protection associations -IRVD is an international non – governmental organization established by a group of volunteers to help suffered people in all humanitarian crises, registered in USA in 2017. IRVD manages development programs, advocates to empower civil societies and local governance.
IRVD is implementing programs in Yemen, Syria, Turkey, Lebanon, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Palestine through regional offices which were registered in the forementioned countries as IRVD with focusing on the following sectors Health, Nutrition, Education, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Protection, Shelter &Non-food items, Wash and Sanitation.
IRVD aims to:
Strengthening and developing community humanitarian response capacities.
Coordination with local authorities to ensure that humanitarian activities are carried out while maintaining IRVD values
Primary focus on vulnerable groups
A world in which everyone has access to human rights and essential resources without any discrimination, achieving sustainable development through our programs, and achieving stability in terms of humanity and service in the targeted areas in which we work, while expanding our work points in other countries and centrally in the MENA region.
Our primary task is to ensure the provision and access of cross-sectoral humanitarian support in a manner that is accountable and transparent to everyone within our areas of operation, and access to essential resources and human rights while enabling citizens to play an active role in civilian participation.
IRVD aims to achieve the following objectives;
Conducting needs assessments in affected areas while avoiding duplication of coordination with local and international organizations in filling gaps, identifying needs, and accelerating the delivery of assistance.
Successful implementation and measurement of projects in all sectors of concern, focusing on some pieces such as, Health and Nutrition
Education and protection, Wash, Sanitation & Hygiene FSL, NFI
, focusing on neglected areas across operational areas, building the capacity of local institutions to provide an appropriate understanding of governance, raising awareness of human rights, empowering civil societies, advocating for marginalized populations to exchange information on humanitarian response in areas of operation, and inspiring better coordination among actors
IRVD Values and Principles
IRVD is bound by all humanitarian principles, signed the Code of Conduct, and the four main IRVD principles are humanity, neutrality, impartiality, independence, and non-harm,
Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within IRVD for Humanitarian Support and amongst beneficiaries served by IRVD for Humanitarian Support
IRVD always seeks to support and contribute to gender equality, through our programs, projects, and recruitment processes in terms of targeting women in our female vacancies and striving for an equal number of women and men in our organization to contribute to equality, which is one of the sustainable development goals to which IRVD is committed to humanitarian support, and works IRVD is sensitive in the pursuit of gender equality, as we always strive to enlarge the female component in the organization, but with a commitment to strict professional boundaries And based on efficiency as a priority, taking into account, the policy of diversity, so that the commitment to the principles of gender equality is diversity and not stereotyping.
Health & Nutrition
IRVD supports the children and vulnerable communities, providing healthcare on multiple levels: primary, secondary, tertiary, and health rehabilitation. IRVD’s Health department is robust, with qualified medical staff and a multitude of projects which are depended on the conducted need assessment
IRVD believes that better nutrition leads to a healthy community, related to improved infant nutrition, child and maternal health, more robust immune systems, safer pregnancy and childbirth, and lower risk of non-communicable diseases (such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease), and longevity.
We are actively working to:
• Support primary healthcare centers (PHCs), dental clinics, OB/GYN centers, and mobile clinics
• Provision of aid and delivery of medical equipment
• Raise community awareness about infectious disease
• Support dialysis, physical rehabilitation centers, and prosthesis centers
• Provision of medical education and training
• Create emergency response including field hospitals and mobile clinics in areas with no access to hospitals
• Provide first aid training to individuals in areas to increase the success of the first response
• Increase focus on awareness, nutrition treatments, and Distribute food supplements- based on protocols to overcome Malnutrition.
• Support IYCF centers specific for breastfeeding
IRVD aims to improve the quality of education by providing safe access to education for children and supporting both teachers/administrative staff.
The services provided in the IRVD Education program for humanitarian support includes;
• Ensuring the fire and fuel needs of winter schools
• Providing teachers and students with educational bags and securing teachers’ salaries
• Full rehabilitation of schools and monthly operating expenses
• Establishment of small training centers that develop young people’s skills and enable them to move to the labor market
• Training courses for teachers and students such as Education in emergencies, awareness of the remnants of war, and raising the level of security and safety in schools in line with international standards
• Providing schools with security and safety needs such as fire extinguishers and first aid bags
IRVD protection program provides services in the child protection sector and gender-based violence.
IRVD Protection activities aim to increase the safety of vulnerable groups from the effects of conflict and are specifically designed to prevent and respond to violations of rights.
IRVD continues to support the Brand Child Welfare Centre’s, which it has opened recently. It is also expanding its outreach to new areas.
In addition, the IRVD Support has opened community centers for young people, which seek to combat violent extremism. It encourages them to engage in sports, open dialogue sessions, and vocational training to rehabilitate young people and start their careers.
IRVD provides services in gender-based violence through safe spaces for women and girls through its series of humanitarian support centers in several work areas.
These centers are staffed by a qualified team trained in basic training. They can provide a safe and suitable environment for women and girls and provide psychosocial support services and vocational training.
In addition to specialized services by managing the particular situation of women and girls exposed to gender-based violence and appropriate support.
As a result of the existence of these spaces, those affiliated with this program can invest their abilities in their own lives and psychological well-being and obtain employment opportunities in different places.
Wash, Sanitation & Hygiene Sector
In the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Sector Program, we are working on the rehabilitation of water and sanitation systems, in addition to supporting the operation of water stations and providing them with the necessary materials and equipment for their process, including generators, pumps, fuel tanks, sterilizers, work wages, and recurring maintenance costs.
IRVD is also conducting technical training courses for WASH staff and setting up workshops to establish a collection system to ensure that projects are maintained after delivery to local authorities and directorates.
IRVD also supplies drinking water to people through water transport projects to areas away from water sources or where the water supply system has ceased functioning.
The program distributes hygiene kits to families and provides female hygiene kits and adolescents in camps and host communities for displaced persons.
IRVD also manages and processes medical waste in cooperation with local health departments and hospitals to reduce disease transmission and maintain public health.
Food Security & Livelihoods
IRVD food security and livelihood program for humanitarian support focuses on two main tracks:
Rapid response, Development projects.
The IRVD shall promptly identify the needs and immediate response of displaced families through the distribution of ready-to-eat food rations and the support of bakeries for the distribution of monthly rations of bread and food baskets either directly or through food support vouchers that will allow the family to select the items it needs through stores contracted by the Secretary for humanitarian support within the local communities.
The IRVD supports agriculture in several areas of operation and provides farmers with essential inputs with the best available specifications and various technical training for beneficiaries in new agricultural practices.
As support for the recovery of the animal production sector, IRVD distributes essential inputs to livestock breeders from cattle heads, fodder, medicines, and technical training.
IRVD also supports various food-processing projects to support income at the household level, especially for women heads of the household.
Shelter & Non-food Items
The shelter and non-food program focus mainly on life-saving assistance for families fleeing violence and winter assistance and support in host communities.
IRVD provides winter clothing, blankets, sunlight, and champs for displaced people.
In addition to energy and fuel for heating, IRVD also distributes winter assistance vouchers, allowing beneficiaries to choose their needs according to the priority and specificity of each family.
In the shelter field, the program renovates and rehabilitated houses damaged as a result of the bombing by lifting rubble, repairing the walls, doors, windows, and ceilings, restoring sanitation, electricity, repairing water tanks, and completing the necessary work to ensure the return of displaced persons to their homes.
Where We Work
Syria Yemen Somalia Palestine Lebanon
The number of beneficiaries in each country
Turkey Syria Yemen Somalia Palestine Lebanon
The number of projects in each country
Syria Yemen Somalia Palestine Lebanon Turkey
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Our strategic work
Media and Advocacy:
The IVRD Advocacy Department plays an important role by contributing to the effective media appearance of activities and advocating humanitarian cases, participation, building humanitarian campaigns, communication, publishing success stories, and publishing our reports that we accomplish to reach the largest possible group of stakeholders.
Progress of the strategist and development of the organization:
IRVD works in a continuous development methodology through a strategic development process that focuses on the internal development of the IRVD, through the development and updating of policies and work methodology based on lessons learned through consultation with the team and feedback. It also plays an important role in coordination with the contributing HR in order to create an environment Suitable work for the team and team development through internal capacity building, from beneficiaries, donors, partners to keep up with field work conditions to stay on the flexible track in our response activities, focusing on strategic and operational planning in order to sustain high quality and professional work.