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Promote Sustained Access to Safe Water and Sanitation and Reduce the Rate of AWD Infection in Middle Shabelle - Somalia


Titre : Promote Sustained Access to Safe Water and Sanitation and Reduce the Rate of AWD Infection in Middle Shabelle - Somalia

Pays /Région : Somalie

Code projet : CHF-DMA-0489-302

Durée : 25-05-2012 // 31-01-2013

The drought of 2011-2012 has has been followed by heavy rains and floodings of the Shabelle river. Breakages have not been closed due to risks of violence (Wocca enquiries with community, do not harm principles). According to FSNAU post Deyr Analysis 95,000 people remain in crisis in M - Shabele. Wocca will prioritize the people who are in HE and at risk of AWD (areas). Wocca analyzed the situation in 82 villages. The number of people drinking from unprotected water sources is in some areas more than 80% and latrine use is as low as 10% in some areas. These are the locations Wocca intents to improve hygiene facilities. Chlorinating and protecting wells will have a direct influcence on the mortality rate. According to WASH cluster data from fsnau surveys latrine cover is between 20-40% average in Middle Shabelle. This situation causing great contamination risks and and higher mortality rates than areas with proper latrines. An extra problem is that wocca used to get supplies from Unicef for reaction of AWD outbreaks. The stock is not accurate anymore and new supplies are required but Unicef is not able to supply due to the ban. Preparedness is key because many areas in Middle Shabelle are at high risk of AWD/cholera outbreaks and Wocca is the only Wash partner with strategic supplies for preparedness

All 82 villages and IDP camps will get preventive chlorination for their water sources. This is cheap and will potentially save many lives. 38 villages need rehabillitation of water sources, some villages dont have any water source at the moment, some use the river or an unprotected well. To save lives in all villages, water sources are chlorinated so that the risk of AWD outbreaks and mortality rate is reduced. The ten villages with the lowest latrine cover will be given 1800 slabs in total. The village community will have to dig the hole and provide shelter as a form of community contribution. The distribution will be on hh level since this is considered the most effective way to motivate people to build and maintain and gender sensitive. Hygiene practices are in most cases below the desired level. Hygiene kits and training will be given to 4200 hh representatives, this is often combined with nutrition or protection activities. Wocca will refresh the knowledge of two trainers and train 4 new staff on hygiene with cluster hygiene trainers so it is up to the wash cluster standard. A total of 6 people of who 4 women will be the trainers of trainers of mostly already established hygiene committees who come out of the villages or IDP camps. Wocca will pre position AWD reaction supplies. A typical hygiene committee consists of 5 people of who 3 female. The total beneficiaries is 96,380. Please note that this is all the individual activities. Many beneficiaries are benefitting double and are counted twice. People benefiiting from well chlorination alone is already 58,400.

Porteur du projet : WOCCA - Women and Children Child Care Organization

Financement : Nations Unies

Contribution : 350,402.00 $

United Nations Development Group

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