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Protecting and restoring livelihoods in Beletweyne, Hiran - Somalia


Titre : Protecting and restoring livelihoods in Beletweyne, Hiran - Somalia

Pays /Région : Somalie

Code projet : CHF-DMA-0489-379

Durée : 13-Feb-2013 // 15-Aug-2013

Hiran Region has only been declassified to IPC level 2 (Stressed) in pastoral areas and level 3 (Crisis) in riverine and agro pastoral zones (FSNAU August 2012) since post-Gu. The agro pastoral and riverine areas, including Beletweyne town, had sporadic, localised and below normal rains during Gu (FSNAU August). A rapid crop assessment in Beletweyne district found 80% of producers expecting poor harvests (SC, July 2012) and the post-Gu assessment found maize and sorghum production to be 56% of post-War average (FSNAU).GAM rates in Hiran remain above the emergency threshold at 16.6%(FSNAU/SC-August) and the nutritional situation in Beletweyne is classified by FSNAU as critical. _ Beletweyne town has an estimated 2500 IDPs relying on markets and humanitarian support for food. Peri-urban residents rely on markets and own production from riverine rain-fed and irrigation agriculture, with a recent below average Gu performance (SC field report 9/12).The town is under curfew which causes disruptions in trade, income opportunities and humanitarian access.In addition, the humanitarian situation has been aggravated by Deyr floods leading to displacements, destruction of irrigation canals and general infrastructures as well as disruption of trade. The El Niño effect is predicted to last through January 2013 (FEWSNET 9/12) is a key concern and is likely to cause further damage and loss of assets along riverine areas. All these have negative impacts on the already vulnerable IDPs and peri-urban dwellers as it directly affects their food security sources. The situation is expected to worsen during the Jillal hunger gap. _ Therefore, SC is proposing a three phase intervention 1. Addressing normal seasonal food gaps during Jillal, 2. CfW to inject cash into communities during hunger gap and assure productive infrastructures are intact, 3. Complete DRR sensitization and contingency planning with urban and peri-urban populations with a emphasis on sudden on-set disasters such as floods. Additionally, the CfW component will target both flood related damage and reparation of productive infrastructure as the recent floods, already destroyed irrigation canals and more flooding will likely aggravate this. The selection of the CFW activities and the daily norm will ensure a proper time balance for both men and women to participate in other household and community activities and SC will ensure the daily work norm does not overburden women, in particular. The BoQ for the CFW activities has been attached

Porteur du projet : SC (Save the Children)

Financement : Nations Unies

Contribution : 490,249.00 $

United Nations Development Group

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