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Emergency Livelihood Support to Agro-Pastoral households in humanitarian emergency in Middle Shabelle (Somalia)


Titre : Emergency Livelihood Support to Agro-Pastoral households in humanitarian emergency in Middle Shabelle (Somalia)

Pays /Région : Somalie

Code projet : CHF-DMA-0489-281

Durée : 14-08-2012 // 20-02-2013

According to the FSNAU/FEWSNET-Gu analysis report there has been a long dry spell from late May to June 2011 across the country resulting to poor crop production and increased cereal prices hence limiting food access causing population displacements. The situation worsened after the declaration of famine in August 2011 and most pastoralists were affected as there was a significant decline of cattle sizes as well as deteriorating livestock body conditions and limited livestock production. This has also been confirmed by woccas field extension agents. According to the situational report no. 34 which was issued on 8th February 2012 stated that on 3 February the FSNAU and FEWSNET announced the end of famine conditions in southern Somalia, but warned that 2.34million people throughout the country remain in crisis, unable to meet essential food and non-food needs. The post Deyr asssessment of FSNAU states that in Middle Shabelle 9000 people remain in Emergency. WOCCA plans to have lifesaving intervention that will help in preventing people from dying. The provision of cash grants to the vulnerable households will enable them buy food or drugs or any other pressing issues they have. Market data collected in various locations in Middle Shabelle indicates that food prices remain relatively high, stressing people to meet their daily food requirements. WOCCAs intervention is aimed at preventing the worst affected from slipping in a catastrophe situation.

Our Field extension agents are still reporting a major livelihoods challenge in Middle Shabelle. The pastoral communities with dramatic reduction of the livestock heard sizes during the drought followed by the famine are still unable to cope with the situation. Agropastoral communities sometimes have the men migrated with the catltle leaving the women withougt much coping capacity. Small farmers from rainfed areas have had a yield from their farms for the past number of months and are struggling to survive. These agro-pastoral communities are unable to sell their meager livestock holdings because its already dramatically diminished with extremely non or minimum milk yield. The overall objective of the project is to safe the lives of these vulnerable HE groups through provision of unconditional cash. This project will help in meeting the minimum household basket for vulnerable households. It will also enable the communities meet their immediate needs and also help to re-establish and support their livelihoods. So WOCCA is targeting 1463 households which will comprise of 644 men headed households and 819 women headed households in Aden Yabaal and Balcad. WOCCA is not able to implement the provision of food as a life –saving intervention in Middle Shabelle because the Local authorities will not allow it.

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

Financement : Nations Unies

Contribution : 393,758.00 $

United Nations Development Group

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