Food Security and Livelihoods Program
The program was established on 03.27.2014
Statistics for 2020:
- Number of beneficiaries of the program: 460,090
- 7 projects have been implemented
While emergency needs have been increasing dramatically in the past years, especially in 2019, we have tried to focus on providing and maintaining livelihoods for families affected by the conflict in Syria. Many opportunities were created through the cash-for-work project, grants were provided for small projects and beneficiaries were trained on tools and services, in addition to vocational trainings. Violet relies on providing income-generating opportunities to avoid negative coping mechanisms with crises and create job opportunities within societies. In the food security and livelihoods sector, women are the main target group through food security and livelihood projects as we strive to empower them to independently support their families.
Violet has chosen cash-for-work projects because it enables the beneficiaries to meet their priority needs in a way that preserves their dignity and enables them to be independent.
The concept of food security refers to the availability, accessibility and utilization of food. The program works to reduce the gaps in the consumption of foodstuffs for groups affected by conflicts and disasters and to confirm their access to food through direct access to food aid or enhancing their ability to buy or produce food, which will enhance their access to the required dietary diversity.
The concept of reviving livelihoods contributes to enhancing the food security of societies through its contribution to protecting productive assets and enhancing the ability of those affected by crises to activate them and benefit from them in obtaining the necessary income that will enhance their ability to obtain food and protect them from losing it or falling into negative coping strategies.
- Provide an urgent response to protect lives and aid in coping for the vulnerable families affected by the conflict, with a focus on people with special needs.
- Support livelihoods for communities and families by raising agricultural production and preserving infrastructure and assets
- Focus on income-generating projects to reduce the negative consequences that people adopt
- Distribution of periodic food baskets.
- One-time distribution of RTE food baskets for the IDPs.
- Livelihood support through vocational training.
- Support agricultural and livestock production.
- Provide financial grants as loans to run small projects.
- Provide money-for-work activities.