Saving lives and protecting human dignity
Together with our local partners, we aim to strengthen human dignity in the midst of crises by helping communities affected by protracted crises to return to everyday life, including supporting access to education. We support the emotional well-being of refugees and work to secure their livelihoods for the future. We deliver lifesaving assistance including food, psychosocial support, education in emergencies, cash and non-food items to those in need.
We focus especially on helping children, person with disabilities, elderly people, women and people affected by sexual and gender based violence.
Fida currently has humanitarian aid work in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ukraine and Yemen with the support of the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In addition, we provide disaster relief with donated funds in many sudden crises.
Fida adheres to the global humanitarian principles, quality standards and ethical guidelines. The principles of aid are defined in international humanitarian law, human rights treaties and refugee law.
Fida has been awarded partnership status by the EU’s Humanitarian Aid department ECHO (see partnership certificate here).
Our humanitarian operations are largely funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland as well as private donors.