Our Interventions are community-driven and led. We aim to deliver high quality and sustainable results in a timely manner through engagement and empowering local communities in Puntland.
We have adopted different approaches in solving different humanitarian crises under different environments.
The following principle and approaches are essential in ISDP operations/interventions:
- Community-based approach: A community-based approach ensures that affected populations are actively engaged as partners in developing strategies related to their protection and the provision of humanitarian assistance. This approach involves direct consultation with IDPs, Asylum seekers, women, Youths and other Vulnerable groups at all stages in the humanitarian response, to identify the problem and solutions and build on existing community-based protection mechanisms.
- Humanitarian principles: The humanitarian principles of humanity, impartiality, independence, and neutrality should underpin the implementation of the Minimum Standards and are essential to maintaining access to affected populations and ensuring effective humanitarian response.
- Do No Harm Approach: A ‘do no harm’ approach involves taking all measures necessary to avoid exposing people to further harm as a result of the actions of humanitarian actors.
- Rights-based approach: A rights-based approach seeks to analyze and address the root causes of discrimination and inequality to ensure that everyone, regardless of their gender, age, ethnicity or religion, has the right to live with freedom and dignity, safe from violence, exploitation, and abuse, in accordance with principles of human rights law.