Sustainable Development Foundation is a key actor in the area of child protection in emergencies through its work in UNHCR refugee children protection and education projects. SDF has also developed experience in right based programming and community-based protection. SDF is considered to be a strong and reliable partner on the ground, improving the lives of children, families and communities in the current emergency in Yemen. SDF's overall strategic goal is to protect boys, girls, women and men affected by armed conflict and disaster from abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence through preventive and remedial protection interventions. To guide SDF to achieve this goal, it will be crucial to focus on identifying and responding to the protection needs of those most vulnerable, as a direct or indirect result of the conflict, including specifically internally displaced persons, returnees and host families. SDF has developed its Protection Strategy that is framed around Yemen Child Protection Cluster strategic objectives. This includes coordination and collaboration, capacity building, resource mobilization and M&E. The overall aim is to ensure that children, their families and communities affected by emergencies are better protected through SDF's improved programming.
To focus fully on the goals of sustainable
development and humanitarian response.