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2013

Enhancing access to safe water and increasing sanitation facilities and services in IDP settlements, urban and semi-urban areas of Baidoa Town (Somalia)

Somalie

Titre : Enhancing access to safe water and increasing sanitation facilities and services in IDP settlements, urban and semi-urban areas of Baidoa Town (Somalia)

Pays /Région : Somalie

Code projet : CHF-DMA-0489-431

Durée : 19-Feb-2013 // 21-Feb-2014

Contexte
The aim of this proposal is to provide emergency relief through WASH infrastructures and services to a total number of 62,448 beneficiaries : 30,048 IDPs living in 19 camps and settlements (17 inside Baidoa and 2 outside town) ; 32,400 host community residents and vulnerable urban poor in crisis in Horsed and Berdal Counts inside Baidoa. Despite most of the IDP settlements in Baidoa are not of recent formation, in past months regular flows of IDPs reached the settlements. Drought, food insecurity and recent clashes around Baidoa caused the flows with severe consequences for the population : lack of access to clean and potable water ; dramatic scarcity of sanitation facilities and water points ; disastrous hygienic conditions of population. These consequences are due to the dramatic climatic and socio-economic conditions determined by the drought, which caused lack of water, food shortages, lack of livelihood and spreading of acute watery diseases both in urban and semi-urban areas of Baidoa. Moreover lack of possibilities of pursuing basic hygienic rules as well as accessing sanitation facilities and potable water contributed to worsen the situation. At the moment, IDPs and urban poor are the poorest and most vulnerable group of society. Since the capacity of the local community to address their needs is very weak it is clear that the increasing number of IDPs and urban poor in crisis in Baidoa requires an urgent comprehensive action to support the target population. This project also is foreseen integrated with the ongoing protection activities (Unicef and CHF funded), with the program of IDPs return (UNHCR and FAO funded) and with new Education and Wash CHF project, in the same area of Baidoa, where Intersos is present with multisectorial intervention since more than ten years.

Présentation
In Bay Region an estimated population of 62,448 IDPs, urban poor and host community households is suffering of lack of access to WASH facilities and clean water, causing dramatic hygienic conditions among the target group as well as the spreading of watery diseases and cholera in the area. Nowadays adults and children displaced by drought and armed conflict suffer of deteriorated quality of life, in most of the cases to threatening levels. Children have been facing trauma, loss of education opportunities and displacement with increased exposure to bad hygienic conditions, malnutrition, augmented risk of being affected by watery diseases and forced migration. Women have been facing an increased rate of GBV related to the lack of access to water points and appropriate sanitation facilities within the communities. Providing an emergency support of WASH will improve life conditions of youth, women and men and will mitigate the devastating consequences of the mixed causes of conflict and drought. Indeed, this emergency action will respond to the most urgent needs related to lack of access to potable water as well as slowing the displacement rate and supporting those displaced in the targeted area. Intersos has considerable capacities to carry out the proposed activities since it has a valuable experience in WASH projects, proved by its involvement in 2010 and 2011 in projects targeting respectively Middle and Lower Shabelle regions.

Porteur du projet : INTERSOS

Financement : Nations Unies

Contribution : 399,987.00 $

United Nations Development Group

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