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2011

Emergency drought mitigation measures for vulnerable Agropastoral and pastoral households from the effects of drought in Jalalaqsi (Somalie)

Somalie

Titre : Emergency drought mitigation measures for vulnerable Agropastoral and pastoral households from the effects of drought in Jalalaqsi (Somalie)

Pays /Région : Somalie

Code projet : CHF-DMA-0489-038ER

Durée : 21-01-2011 — 17-03-2011

Contexte
Because of the la Nina phenomena the Deyr rains in large part of Somalia have failed. Hiraan got in some areas 2% of the normal rain and there is general crop failure on the non irrigated areas and the (agro) pastoralists are forced to leave the normal grazing areas in search of water and fodder. The river levels are lower than normal and because of the rain failure upstream, this situation in not expected to improve, especially the Shabelle river is expected to stay low, cash crops are expected to be highly affected. (Somalia Drought Watch, November 2010).
WOCCA Survey, conducted in December 2010 (attached) showed skinny and dying cattle in Hiraan region. The water points like shallow wells berkads and water catchments are also dried up. There are no public water points available at this moment in the villages that are targeted in this project. For the livestock sector the problems are the reduced availability of grazing land. This leads to reduced food due to overgrazing in combination with reduced access to water and in the end weaker livestock body condition and therefore high livestock mortality rates and at the same time low livestock prices.

Présentation
To counter these problems, WOCCA wants to address the water shortage by giving out water vouchers to (agro) pastoralists that can be redeemed for water for the time of 1 month for now. If the drought prolongs, follow up action needs to be undertaken. WOCCA plans to target the most vulnerable agro pastoral households with a water vouchers system in 5 villages in Jalalaqsi. The access to water with the voucher system is simply a mechanism to provide water to cattle through vouchers issued indicating the amount of water to be provided by water vendors while embracing the benefits of the informal banking system i.e. money vendors. This system allows communities, through the voucher to pay for their own supply of water and adds on numerous other gains such as eliminating intermediaries and the paying water that has already purchased for their use.

Porteur du projet : WOCCA (Women and Child Care Organization)

Financement : Nations Unies

Contribution : 114,980 $

United Nations Development Group

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