WE WORK TO HELP REFUGEES KEEP THEIR HEAD UP
In 2018, Jafra reached over 200,000 individuals across 11 programming sectors in Syria, Greece, and Sweden. Jafra implements it’s diverse programming with the aim to relieve poverty, improve economic well-being and build people’s capacities to restore their livelihoods and strengthen their resilience.
Food Security and Livelihoods
Jafra caters to the most vulnerable households through the provision of food baskets, agriculture activities such as the cultivation of land and crop yielding, a variety of vocational trainings for entry into the skilled labor force and market, the provision of livestock, as well as cash based interventions enabling families to them to fulfil their needs in a dignified manner and contribute to the local economy.
Jafra Foundation is committed to safeguarding children from harm by striving to create safe, supportive and positive environments for children. Having Child Protection instilled as our core strategy, we offer a Child Protection program in all our areas of operation. Jafra secures Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) in which children can play, learn and develop positive coping mechanisms related services. Jafra provides
Structured and semi-structured psycho-social support, case management, and staff training.
Under its Education strategy, Jafra’s goal is to provide children and youth with access to quality education so they can pave their way to a better future. Education is a basic human right that protects children and youth, empowering them and their communities to recover from crises by strengthening their resilience and mitigating negative coping mechanisms. Jafra carries out non-formal education activities, risk education, the distribution of books and school kits, as well as the provision of teacher and staff training.
As an organization founded by youth, Jafra believes that youth are the backbone of any society and hence direct its future. Jafra’s aim is to support affected youth through building their capacities, developing their skills and enhancing their knowledge; empowering them to build their tomorrow, today. Jafra offers capacity building in several topics, some of what are management and strategic planning, project cycle management, human resource development, and financial management. Jafra also provides soft skills, teaching languages and offering computer classes in its community centers. The provision of life skills is also central to its approach.
Water and sanitation are among the urgent needs in an emergency. Interrupted access to clean water and sanitation services, in addition to absence of good hygiene practices, can often lead to disease outbreak, endangering the population’s health and survival. Jafra ensures access and provision to safe and clean water for drinking, cooking, personal hygiene and household cleaning. This is met through water trucking from a safe source or through groundwater sources. Jafra also provides sanitation and solid waste management through the collection, transportation and disposal of waste in identified dumpsites. Additional activities include the rehabilitation of sanitation facilities in schools, households and public facilities. Jafra also carries out hygiene activities through awareness campaigns.
With the continuous support of its partners, Jafra has established health programs which offers primary care in the most urgent of cases. Jafra provides preventive and curative services including general health, communicable diseases, reproductive health, child checkups and adult physical examinations. Other services include counselling, health education and promotion, drug provision and case management. Jafra also offers first aid training to its volunteers and youth.
In 2012, Jafra initiated its Emergency Response program providing lifesaving assistance to the most vulnerable populations impacted by Syrian crisis. Jafra’s program supports those hit the hardest by the crisis through provision of food baskets, setting up a communal kitchen which serves daily cooked meals, provision of hygiene kits and household essential items such as mattresses, plastic sheets, water containers, winterization items, and first aid kits. Jafra also provides fuel for heating and electricity.
Providing shelter in crises is an essential part of the humanitarian response, ensuring privacy, dignity and safety. Jafra is involved in the provision of tents and shelter kits and materials that are used to build simple yet durable shelter. It also works in the rehabilitation of communal shelters and educational facilities, meeting both humanitarian and safety standards in its interventions.
Jafra mainstreams gender and protection considerations in all sectors of intervention, while maintaining a Do No Harm Approach when designing and implementing its projects. Jafra works specifically on projects that foster social cohesion, intercommunal peace, awareness on human rights, as well as cultural sustainability.