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Emergency and Livelihoods Recovery Project in coastal Mudug and Galgaduud Somalia


Titre : Emergency and Livelihoods Recovery Project in coastal Mudug and Galgaduud Somalia

Pays /Région : Somalie

Code projet : CHF-DMA-0489-381

Durée : 21-Feb-2013 // 30-Mar-2014

Favorable weather conditions during the past two rainy seasons and continued humanitarian assistance have resulted in the reduction o f the number o f people in situation of HE o r AFLC compared with 20 11. Although analysis indicates that the food security and nutrition situation in Somalia is generally improving, these gains are still fragile. In rural areas of Mudug and Galgaduud regions, 70,000 people are still in humanitarian emergency (FSNAU, Integrated Phase Classification, Aug. 2012) while urban vulnerabilities remain high with 30,000 and 10,000 people in situation of crisis in Mudug and Galgaduud respectively. Malnutrition is ranked critical (GAM 15% to 19 .9 %) in coastal parts of Mudug and Galgaduud. The food security and livelihood project jointly submitted by VSF-G and CISP relies on both organizations’ expertise, knowledge of the target locations, and ongoing interventions. The project will build on CISP’s support to MCH and participation in nutrition programs in the target areas to identify the individuals who are the most affected by food insecurity and malnutrition. In order to mitigate immediate and chronic vulnerabilities, the Consortium proposes to address the humanitarian needs of those in a situation of emergency (with a specific focus on IDPs, pastoralist dropouts, women, households with malnourished children, elderly, etc.), while providing much needed livelihood support to highly vulnerable individuals at risk of falling into emergency.

The needs identified below were assessed through a variety of field assessments and monitoring exercises carried out in IDPs and host communities in Hobyo and Ceel Dheer Districts as part of VSF-G’s and CISP’s ongoing interventions. Over 60% of households in Mudug and Galgaduud regions are exclusively dependent on nomadic pastoralism. Successive years of droughts combined with limited humanitarian access due to civil insecurity have resulted in the significant erosion of pastoral livelihoods. In the coastal areas, the level of loss of assets has been very high and in most cases irreversible with a high number of dropouts moving towards urban centers in search of alternative livelihoods. It is expected that protracted vulnerabilities will be exacerbated in the coming months owing to limited rangeland availability, reduced size herd, accumulated debt burden, and subsequent decreased purchasing power. In urban centers, resources are overstretched due to large numbers of IDPs. The latter live in precarious conditions, and are scattered which limits their access to basic services, government support and income-generating opportunities. Lastly, recent weather forecasts predict potential flooding triggered by the El Nino phenomenon. Above average rainfall and/or flooding could have a negative impact on livelihoods increasing the risk o f disease outbreaks as well as the erosion of soils and community assets.

Porteur du projet : VSF Germany (Veterinaires Sans Frontieres)

Financement : Nations Unies

Contribution : 737,750.00 $

United Nations Development Group

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