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Emergency WASH Response for the Most Vulnerable, Famine-Affected Communities in Bakool Region (Somalia)


Titre : Emergency WASH Response for the Most Vulnerable, Famine-Affected Communities in Bakool Region (Somalia)

Pays /Région : Somalie

Code projet : CHF-DMA-0489-303

Durée : 15-05-2012 // 21-01-2013

The humanitarian situation in the region remains more challenging and complicated for many households in the regions of Bakool region. According the latest FSNAU report released on, 2.34 million people remain in crisis, with 73% (1.7 million) residing in the southern regions among them Bakool region. The last year’s famine has been caused by a combination of severe drought linked to changes in climate, conflict, rising food and fuel prices and poverty. With the Gu rains due in April - May the prevalence and spread of communicable diseases are predicted to be widespread. The combination of high rates of malnutrition, cholera, measles and malaria could result in unprecedented mortality rates across the south especially Bakool regions. Death rates have declined since August but remain at the Famine threshold of 2 deaths per 10,000 populations per day, highlighting the continued impacts of the 2011 famine and insecurity. Due to security restrictions, updated nutrition and mortality data was not collected in December/January for other regions of Southern Somalia. However, indirect information from health centers and feeding programmes suggests an improved situation from August 2011, though acute malnutrition levels likely remain higher than 20%. An estimated 325,000 acutely malnourished children are currently in need of specialized nutrition treatment services in Somalia, 70% of whom are in southern regions among then Bakool region. key consulted groups and agencies that operates in the region are MARDO, GRRN, RHO, Waajid WASH Committee [WWC] and SAVE the Children. The proposed WASH live saving project will be implemented in the area of waajid district and Xudur districts.

Bakool is among the worst drought hit regions in Somalia, rainfall had been below average for the areas of villages of Bakool region. GREDO in pursue of identifying key gaps in the region had conducted a rapid assessment survey in the regions in august, 2011. The survey findings findings had indicated that only 5% of the assessed families have got access to safe water while 11% have adequate water storage facilities. Women and girls in the region are under serious pressure as they have to walk long distances for water fetching/collection. Safe water consumption is a dream comes true for many households in Bakool region. 80% of the survey areas households consume less than 5 liters of per day per person. There is lack adequate and appropriate sanitation facilities and only 7% have got access to latrines in the regions, due to this ; women and children are the most affected and they exposed to diseases and violence. Poor hygiene practices among the population and in sufficient access to WASH facilities have resulted in high incidents of AWD case

Porteur du projet : GREDO (Gol-Yome) (Gol-yome Rehabilitation and Development Organization)

Financement : Nations Unies

Contribution : 344,029.00 $

United Nations Development Group

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