With a focus on community, we naturally build strong local ties, especially with delivery of health activities and small-scale infrastructure. Communities value these fundamental life lines and automatic trust is built.

Our engagement process from Day One gives us an immediate footing to be able to understand and listen to communities – what they need, what they do not want, and what impacts them. We have become known for this approach which helps to widen our network.

The networks give us access. When others do not have the ability to gain entrance into a community, we have the access. Because we base our network relationships on trust, our community partners look to us to support them to build resilience and stabilization and deliver relief when problems arise.

We work with the community at large – the vulnerable, marginalized, and minority. These are often the individuals most in need of support but have the fewest resources to access it. We immediately seek out these individuals and groups and make it clear to community leaders and representatives that we work for them equally.

And our networks do not exclude other community members – the disenfranchised and the negative influencers. Being able to access them to understand their issues and needs is directly linked to the underlying causes of poverty and conflict. While we do not work with individuals or entities that are listed, or are not supported by the communities, we do understand their perspective to understand their impact.

CVE: Engaging Negative Influencers to Provide Clean Water

In Kidal, Mali, the reality on the ground is that you cannot gain access to some key areas if you do not address negative influencers and actors in communities. Due to the security situation, no NGOs operated in Kidal despite significant basic needs.

We believed we could change that. But it required engaging these actors from the start. With our planning, experience, and approach, we listened to their grievances and shared the independent nature of our mission. Through engagement, we found a way to gain access to support communities with clean water. Our project not only operated without incident, but we were able to motivate peaceful reintegration with community-based CVE.

Contact Us

IEDA Relief Global Headquarters

10103 Fondren Rd. Suite 435
Houston, Texas 77096 USA

Tel +1 713 774 2522 Fax +1 713 774 2529


About IEDA Relief

IEDA Relief is an international organization that works to establish a stable environment and implements sustainable solutions that help people in need to become self-sufficient.

Since 2008, we have been working in areas affected by conflict, disaster or poverty to help communities become self-reliant through behavior change policies that are culturally acceptable and activities that take into account existing efforts and good practices.

Find Out More...

Legal notice

All content, unless otherwise indicated, is protected by law including, but not limited to the United States copyright, trade secret, and trademark law, as well as other states, national, and international laws and regulations.  IEDA Relief Inc. does not grant any express or implied rights to you under any patent, copyright, trademark, or trade secret information.  Accordingly, any unauthorized use of the website or the content may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, trade secret laws, or laws relating to privacy and publicity.


Find Us On Facebook

Donate today and your charitable gift will change and improve lives around the world. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible and will provide even more lifesaving aid to people in crisis around the world.

Help Us