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Provision of transitional shelters to IDPs in Qardho, Bari Region, Somalia


Titre : Provision of transitional shelters to IDPs in Qardho, Bari Region, Somalia

Pays /Région : Somalie

Code projet : CHF-DMA-0489-481 -

Durée : 24-Sep-2013 — 04-Oct-2014

Although improved stability is resulting in IDPs returning to their areas of origin, integrating locally or resettling, approximately 1.1 million people remain internally displaced within Somalia (USAID, April 2013), requiring support for durable solutions and improved living conditions. DRC estimates that approximately 2200 IDP households live in Qardho, with most requiring improvement in their shelter conditions in line with the Cluster objective of contributing towards the effective and equitable provision of emergency shelter assistance to the affected population by the shelter actors. The local municipality in Qardho has guaranteed IDPs access to permanent land, which will go a long way in ensuring that the IDPs are not displaced further due to land issues. The shelter conditions in most of the IDP settlements in Qardho do not meet the SPHERE minimum standard especially those having tents and buuls as their shelter structures. Improving the shelter structures will help reduce the vulnerability of the households, arising from the type of shelter they have and the related conditions. This would also ensure compliance to the minimum shelter standards for Somalia. The project will ensure that the needs of women, men, girls and boys are considered during selection and design of the shelter structures. Age and gender will be key consideration during selection of beneficiaries and implementation of the project activities.

DRC has 17 operational field offices in Somalia implementing emergency response and recovery programming, with each main office having at least 2 shelter staff. In October 2012, DRC participated in the Humanitarian Gap analysis and IDP mapping conducted in the 27 settlement camps in Galkayo, where the result of which revealed that IDP settlements need transitional shelters to improve protection and dignity (particularly for women and girls), while reducing exposure and fire hazards. Additionally, the assessment found that needs for NFIs were still great, as were improved sanitation facilities. IDPs in Qardho live in deplorable shelter conditions and there is continuous pressure from host communities who have to share scarce resources. In an assessment conducted by REACH late last year for the Shelter/NFI Cluster show majority of shelter structures in IDP settlements in Qardho are in tents and Buuls, with most of them not meeting the minimum SPHERE standards. Buuls were observed in Nasteex (100%), Garashka (80,3%), Horgoble (79,3%), Shimbiralle (73,8%), Tawakal (50%), Shabelle (39,4%) and New Camp (21,6%) ; with a recommendation to prioritize Horgoble, Shirmbale and Garashka for upgrade to transitional shelter. Further, the assessment recommended households living in tents to be targeted first for shelter support, when possible. Tents were significantly observed in Tawakal (50% of shelters), Shabelle (38%) and Garashka (19,7%) ; with 67% in Garashka in critical conditions.

Porteur du projet : Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Financement : Nations Unies

Contribution : 303,992.00 $

United Nations Development Group

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