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Life Saving WASH assistance to people in humanitarian emergency and crisis in Ceel Dhere, Xarardheere and Hobyo Districts (Somalia)


Titre : Life Saving WASH assistance to people in humanitarian emergency and crisis in Ceel Dhere, Xarardheere and Hobyo Districts (Somalia)

Pays /Région : Somalie

Code projet : CHF-DMA-0489-433

Durée : 28-Jan-2013 // 30-Nov-2013

This project targets populations in humanitarian crisis and Emergency in drought and conflict prone areas of Hobyo and Haradhere Districts in Mudug Region, and Ceelheere District in Galgadud region. The area has experienced crisis in 3 consecutive years resulting in disease outbreaks, food shortages and overall degradation of livelihoods. According to UNDP 2005 the total population in the districts is 177, 758 of whom over 90,000 are in humanitarian crisis (FSNAU Aug,12).There are 29,000 IDPS (UNHCR, Sept, 12) majority of whom are women and children. The predicted above normal to near normal rainfall could result in surface run off thus contamination of water sources is imminent which could lead to outbreak of AWD/Cholera. Lack of access to safe water, Hygiene and basic sanitation poses a major challenge. A recent assessment indicates frequent breakdown of strategic boreholes as the access is again very limited to get repair in time, decline in yield of shallow wells, rising cost of water, lack of sustained access to safe water and sanitation in MCH, OTP and schools. RAWA is working in Xaradhere with WFP and UNICEF and Ceel dheere districts implementing livelihood activities with support from WFP and FAO. In developing this project RAWA has consulted with local authorities, elders, religious and institutional leaders in the districts. Additionally it has consulted with WASH cluster and agencies including GSA, CPD, CISP, SRC, DEH and SDRO.

The capacity of the target population to cope with access to safe water, hygiene practices and sanitation services is weak. This is due to poor purchasing power as a result of multiple livelihood crises. The severe drought has resulted in massive loss of critical assets and collapsed social support. Findings of WASH needs assessment indicate limited access to water, sanitation and hygiene promotion. There are less than 12 boreholes, many of which are obsolete, overused, have limited distribution infrastructure, and are poorly maintained (prone to frequent breakdowns). Wells are unprotected thus prone to contamination. Prices of water have risen by over 200% making it unaffordable. In the area women and girls are most vulnerable and are responsible for water collection, and bear the biggest burden in periods of water scarcity. IDP settlements are severely affected and have no functioning latrines. Limited households have participated in hygiene promotion campaigns over the last 6 months. Considering the current situation and the likelihood of above normal to near normal rainfall, RAWA is proposing to improve safe water through development or rehabilitation of/ and ensuring functionality of strategic water sources, latrine construction in Institutions (Schools, Nutrition centres,IDPs, health), hygiene promotion, pre-positioning of AWD/cholera supplies and develop the capacity of WES committees to promote sustainability in the management of water resources.

Porteur du projet : Rasawad Welfare Organization (RAWA)

Financement : Nations Unies

Contribution : 599,998.00 $

United Nations Development Group

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