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Sanaag Livelihood Project - Somalia


Titre : Sanaag Livelihood Project Somalia

Pays /Région : Somalie

Code projet : CHF-DMA-0489-384

Durée : 19-Feb-2013 // 15-Oct-2013

On 30th March 2012 (IRIN) - Officials in the self-declared republic of Somaliland, northwestern Somalia, appealed for food aid and potable water for thousands of families who have lost their livelihoods in the current drought. Food security in Sanaag regions is classified until June 2012 as “stressed”, meaning households have reduced food consumption, while most of southern Sanaag are classified as being at “crisis level”, meaning households have significant food consumption gaps with high or above usual acute malnutrition, according to the FSNAU Somalia.Post-Gu 2012 Food Security and Nutrition Outlook August to December 2012 suggests that the nutrition situation continues to be in the Alert phase. FSNAU. In Sanaag the nutrition situation remains Alert as per FSNAU latest report. GAM >20% ; and SAM > 5% in W. Golis and Nugal Valley LZ. A lack of drought preparedness and increased frequency of droughts has reinforced negative coping practices and deepened poverty cycles within communities, contributing to displacement, increased debt levels, limited number of saleable livestock, overstretched social support networks, high prices of basic commodities and low purchasing power of families. In-depth research CARE conducted in 2010 showed that many of these problems originate from underlying causes of poverty. CARE proposes to use cash for work to address the current situation. This will enable beneficiaries to increase their purchasing power to access water, food and repay debts incurred, restoring coping mechanisms

In Sanaag the nutrition situation remains Alert this can be attributed to a combination of multiple reinforcing shocks including inflation, drought, and conflict. In Sanaag region 60,000 people are in Livelihood Crisis of which 35,000 are in the rural areas while 10,000 are in Humanitarian Emergency of whom 50% are in the rural area. Consecutive droughts, loss of livestock and lack of employment opportunities have reduced cash and income available to the largely nomadic population and the urban poor, reducing their access to food. It is critical that these areas receive increased levels of livelihood support to prevent a further deterioration into Humanitarian Emergency. In implementing the cash for work, CARE envisages a community based approach where communities through a participatory rural appraisal approach, identify their needs and implement appropriate solutions. As such, selected community members with productive resources engaged in the works will receive a stipend of 70 USD throughout a 8 month period. Consideration will be given to vulnerable households without productive labour resources using an agreed upon set of selection criteria. Evidence shows that transfers made during low cash season months are likely to be spent on food when it is most expensive, while payment made when prices are low free up some cash for expenditure that will enhance productivity. The intervention will inject cash into the local economy through cash for work.

Porteur du projet : CARE Somalia (CARE Somalia)

Financement : Nations Unies

Contribution : 250,002.00 $

United Nations Development Group

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