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Emergency Water Delivery by Voucher System to Drought-Affected Communities in South Mudug (Somalia)


Titre : Emergency Water Delivery by Voucher System to Drought-Affected Communities in South Mudug (Somalia)

Pays /Région : Somalie

Code projet : CHF-DMA-0489-62ER

Durée : 04-03-2011 // 31-03-2011

The impact of the drought conditions in South Mudug rural villages and towns are severe and continue to deteriorate at an alarming rate. Livestock mortality is being evidenced as pasture grazing land has depleted. The impact on humans is severe, and no respite is in sight until the next Gu rainy season in 2011. The worst hit categories are women and children under the age of five. GSA, Norsom and Yme (G/N/Y) know the area well and have conducted several needs assessments. GSA is an important implementing organization in the area of South Mudug. In an inter-agency drought assessment in the Hobyo district between 4 and 6 December 2010 the negative effects of the drought were confirmed. The findings show an increasingly desperate situation in the area. Livestock in the environs of permanent water sources have become too weak to reach the water sources. Purchasing powers of pastoral communities have depreciated and thus jeopardize food security. The assessment recommends to start water trucking to the most affected areas. At the same time the report propose rehabilitation/construction of strategic water points.

G/N/Y have successfully drilled and rehabilitated a number of boreholes in close proximity to drought affected areas with water facilities intact. Direct drought intervention program includes the full mobilization of existing facilities for 24 hours water distribution stations by grouping into five different zones of Gawaan, Xingood, Wisil, Dowgaab and Jilable. The Voucher system program is planned to cover minimum of 63 designated areas. Mobilization and awareness campaigns to end beneficiaries through broadcasts to major local radios, community, religious, and women’s leaders will be immediately initiated. Water committees from various communities and PHAST hygiene personal will be stationed in target areas of the water distribution. Existing water storage facilities and establishment of mobile storage capacity of plastic sheets, each 4.5m*4.5m with water load of 16 m3 will be utilized. GSA will provide fuel cost directly to the respective borehole in order to reduce the cost. The water will be distributed for free to the affected communities.

Porteur du projet : Yme (Yme Foundation)

Financement : Nations Unies

Contribution : 249,956.71$

United Nations Development Group

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