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Food security by strengthening resilience in the new settlements of Kismayo (Somalia)


Titre Food security by strengthening resilience in the new settlements of Kismayo (Somalia)

Pays : Somalie

Durée : 2017 to 2021

Commissioned by : German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Agence d’exécution : Wasaaradda Arrimaha Gudaha Soomaaliya, Ministry of Interior and Federal Affairs

An unusually long period of drought combined with civil-war like confrontations threatens the livelihoods of over two million people in Somalia. Many of them flee to the relatively safe coastal town of Kismayo. In addition, many Somalian refugees return from the Kenyan refugee camp in Dabaab to Kismayo. In response to this extreme influx of people, two new settlements were built on the outskirts of Kismayo. At the end of 2017, the first returnees and internally displaced people were relocated, together with local residents in need of support. They had no access to water, business opportunities, jobs, health care or transport. More than 12,000 people are now living in the new settlements and around 350,000 in Kismayo in total.

Objectifs  : The basic conditions for improving the food situation of households in the new settlements in Kismayo are established.

Together with representatives of the new settlements, the project prioritises interventions and, above all, provides support to elders in their coordination role. The project works closely with the regional water ministry and supports its coordination and regulatory rules. The focus here is on establishing a water agency for the new settlements which will make water available at central water kiosks at regulated prices. With the transparently generated income, the water agency will be able to finance itself.

In addition, employment and income opportunities are created for people in the new settlements. Labour market-oriented training measures as well as start-ups and the expansion of existing micro and small enterprises are in high demand. The (re)construction of social infrastructure such as a health centre or access roads creates temporary income opportunities through ‘cash for work’ and helps to reduce budgetary expenditure in the long term.

Présentation : GIZ

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