Daryeel Bulshu Guud -DBG (community care for all) is a non-political and non-profitable humanitarian relief- and development local organization which works to save lives, promote self-reliance and dignity through human transformation going beyond relief and development with its HQ in Mogadishu.
The organization has been operating in Somalia since 1992, initially started as international organization founded by German donors, however was reconstituted as local Somali association in 2014 fully managed by Somali professional technocrats.
The DBG core mission is to alleviate the sufferings of conflict and drought-affected Somali people through the provision of holistic and multi-sectoral, sustainable programs that link emergency relief and long-term development from the grassroots level.
I have vast experience in both humanitarian and development sectors. In the last 10 years alone, DBG supported over three million direct beneficiaries in the indifferent sectors including Food Security/livelihood, Education, Shelter/protection, WASH and other developmental projects supporting youth and women and public institutional building in south-central Somalia. These have been achieved through funds from different donors including Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe-DKH, Caritas, German humanitarian assistance –AA, Federal Ministry for economic cooperation and development of Germany –BMZ, Somali stability fund -SSF, World food program- WFP and CARE international.
With a multimillion annual budget, building on past experience, in collaboration with local partners and other external actors, DBG is a part of the Somali civil society aiming to assist Somalia in restoring its mutual respect and trust required both for the establishment of new, viable public and private institutions.
The organization mobilizes resources through fundraising by local and international nongovernmental organizations, cooperates and public institutions while transporting the service to the vulnerable parts of the community though presenting and reporting to the world about the needs of the Somalis.
The organization’s humanitarian activities are guided by the Sphere Project standards (Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response) DBG is also a signatory to the ICRC Code of Conduct (Principles of Conduct for The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in Disaster Response Programmes and member of the Somali NGO consortium
In its stabilization efforts, DBG was the first organization that installed lights along on a dividing psychological invisible line which once divided Mogadishu into north Vs south in the 1990s.
With such peace building, social integration determined activities, better life appeared in those parts of the city, people could able to cross into the two directions where business and social activities swiftly extended finally overcoming from the psychological division.
While developing and seeking funding for well designed resilient and developmental projects targeting youth, women and civic engagement with good governance related objectives, DBG is looking support for:
Social Dimension projects: return and reintegration of displaced and refugee populations, rehabilitation of basic social services, attention to the needs of the most vulnerable groups (women, children, groups in situations of extreme poverty, those handicapped by the war), reactivation of the social fabric.
Economic Dimension projects: overcome the distortions of the “economy of war”, re-establish a stable macro-economic framework, reconstruct the basic productive infrastructure, reactivate the production, demand and the local markets, strengthen food security, promote structural reforms fiscal reform, agricultural reform – that allow for the situations of poverty, inequality, and exclusion to be overcome.
DBG will continue to work on the vital public institutional building efforts in the country, closely working with the government institutions, civil society and other nonstate actors over programs related to training of local authorities in participatory governance, consensus-building among the different interest groups, and organization of local municipal and general elections.
Training and supporting the legislative and executive function and relevant civic leaders to work together to maintain law and order, protect human rights and support elections and active civic engagement in political participation
DBG has an inclusive approach, planning to operate in remote hardly accessible areas, implementing the program through mobile technology, through voucher system with QR encrypted data to ensure voucher security features and regularly audited by international well-known auditors including Deloitte and Baker Tilly Merali ‘s- BTM