The Global Relief and Development Organization (GRDO) places a strong emphasis on protection and psychosocial support as foundational components of its humanitarian efforts. Recognizing the profound and often lasting impact of conflict, natural disasters, and displacement, GRDO is steadfast in its commitment to programs that support resilience, mental health, and emotional well-being.


Central to our mission is the protection of the most vulnerable, particularly children, who are disproportionately affected by crises. GRDO’s child protection initiatives focus on creating safe spaces where children can continue their education, engage in play, and experience a sense of normalcy despite the turmoil around them. By implementing child protection policies and providing access to nurturing environments, we help mitigate the impact of trauma and foster the stable conditions necessary for children to flourish.


Our support extends to survivors of gender-based violence (GBV), a pervasive issue that poses a significant threat to individual safety and community stability. GRDO’s multi-faceted approach includes offering counseling, legal aid, and safe shelters, as well as conducting campaigns to raise awareness and prevent GBV. These efforts not only empower survivors but also contribute to the cultural shift required to eradicate such violence from communities.

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) services are a cornerstone of our work, addressing the often-invisible wounds inflicted by crisis situations. Through counseling, therapy sessions, and psychosocial programs, we strive to enhance mental well-being, foster resilience, and support individuals in their journey to recovery from trauma and stress.


Additionally, GRDO is dedicated to safeguarding the rights and well-being of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees. Advocating for the rights of these populations, providing essential services, and facilitating safe, voluntary resettlement are among our key activities. These efforts uphold the dignity and rights of displaced individuals and provide them with the support needed during some of their most challenging times.


Community-based protection mechanisms are vital in our strategy to empower communities to protect themselves. By training local protection committees and promoting community-led initiatives, we strengthen the ability of communities to identify and respond to risks, thereby enhancing local resilience and fostering sustainable safeguarding practices.


Lastly, advocacy and awareness-raising are integral to our work in protection and psychosocial support. By engaging in campaigns, workshops, and collaborations at various levels, we aim to increase public and governmental awareness of protection issues. This not only leads to more informed policies and practices but also reinforces a culture of safety and well-being.