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Emergency WASH Interventions for Vulnerable Poplulations in coastal Mudug area (Somalia)


Titre : Emergency WASH Interventions for Vulnerable Poplulations in coastal Mudug area (Somalia)

Pays /Région : Somalie

Code projet : CHF-DMA-0489-429

Durée : 11-Jan-2013 // 30-Sep-2013

Different actors have devoted a lot of effort and resources towards reducing the effects of the emergency situations for the populations in Somalia. According to FSNAU reports, there has been some slight achievement towards this but despite the decrease of the population in need, the total remains among the world’s largest. 53.7 percent of the food insecure are classified as being in crisis in urban and rural areas, 7.9 percent are classified to be in Emergency in urban and rural areas while 38.4 percent are IDPs in a food security crisis. It is predicted that from now through December, 2.12 million people are projected to be food insecure. Apart from being food insecure, and coming from a dry period where water has been scarce in most of South Central zone, a bigger crisis now looms in these areas with the onset of the Deyr rains which experts predict are going to be more than normal, el-nino like. This is going to create more problems in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector with flooding wrecking havoc on water supplies and sanitation facilities. This calls for a lot of efforts and resources to be put in place to fore-stall the anticipated disease outbreaks. This can be done by implementing WASH activities in the places CPD is proposing.

The last Gu rains in Somalia were below the long-term mean in most parts of Somalia. Rains were sporadic and light in intensity in most of the South Central region.This resulted in depleted water sources in the areas of Haraardere and Hobyo districts of coastal Mudug. That situation affected vulnerable populations, especially women, girls and boys who are mainly responsible for fetching water among other chores in the family set up. With the coming El-nino during the coming short-rains period, women, girls, boys and men in these areas are in need of WASH interventions so as to prevent water-related disease outbreaks that might occur due to floods. Already some areas like Beletweyne in Hiiran region in South Central Somalia have started receiving excess rains causing flooding. The worst hit segments of the populations are the women, who are the home keepers, and children. There is need to have proper gender and child-friendly latrines and drainages in place before the rains and establish Hygiene Promotion channels. Two months ago, the WASH cluster carried out a Rapid “Snap-shot” Needs Assessment in South Central Somalia. Results from Mudug show that the number of households and families and communities sharing a single water point is too high. The average distance to an alternative water source is also 20 kilometres which is quite far for many communities. This clearly shows that there is need for intervention in WASH.

Porteur du projet : Center for Peace and Democracy (CPD)

Financement : Nations Unies

Contribution : 249,315.00 $

United Nations Development Group

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