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Emergency WASH and Health Programming for vulnerable communities in Hiran region (Somalia)


Titre : Emergency WASH and Health Programming for vulnerable communities in Hiran region (Somalia)

Pays /Région : Somalie

Code projet : CHF-DMA-0489-347ER

Durée : 26-Oct-2012 // 13-Mar-2013

The humanitarian situation in Somalia remains critical, as noted in the Mid-Year Review of the 2012 Consolidated Appeal for Somalia. Over 2.51 million people remain in crisis, unable to fully meet their basic needs without assistance. Mortality and malnutrition rates have improved dramatically, but remain among the highest in the world. Towards the end of 2012, the humanitarian situation is expected to deteriorate mainly as a result of a harvest shortfall (given the below average Gu rains) and intensified fighting and displacements. The forecast has further been aggravated by an El Niño Alert dated 6th September 2012 indicating increased likelihood for its occurrence in October and continuing into early 2013.
The humanitarian situation in Hiran region is currently among the worst in Somalia and the region continues to experience a combination of conflict, insecurity, displacement, recurrent drought, floods and extreme poverty. Given the lack of basic WASH services and high prevalence of AWD, there is a need for continued intervention that will entail provision of reliable water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion. The onset of the Deyr rains (exacerbated by El Nino) in the Ethiopian highlands, has resulted in flooding in Beletweyne town on 27th September 2012. On one day, Beletweyne town received 188mm of rainfall. This heavy rain caused breaches of the embankments, raised flood levels in the town and 3500 families are already displaced. Access to safe drinking water is limited due to contamination of shallow wells, which were one of the main sources of freshwater. Latrines in the town are damaged or blocked. Lack of access to latrines has increased the risk of protection issues for girls and women. There is a very high potential -for increase in AWD and possible cholera outbreak due to non-availability of safe drinking water, poor sanitation and hygiene practices. Save the Children is planning to respond to this emergency through appropriate WASH interventions.

Porteur du projet : SC (Save the Children)

Financement : Nations Unies

Contribution : 218,861.00 ¤

United Nations Development Group

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