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2013

Enhancing emergency as well as reliable and sustainable access to safe water and sanitation facilities and strengthening AWD/Cholera response and flood emergency preparedness for IDPs and urban poor population in Baidoa Town - Somalia

Somalie

Titre : Enhancing emergency as well as reliable and sustainable access to safe water and sanitation facilities and strengthening AWD/Cholera response and flood emergency preparedness for IDPs and urban poor population in Baidoa Town - Somalia

Pays /Région : Somalie

Code projet : CHF-DMA-0489-485 -

Durée : 19-Sep-2013 // 18-Sep 2014

Contexte
The aim of this proposal is to provide emergency relief through WASH infrastructures and services to a total number of 11,747 beneficiaries mostly IDPs living in 16 IDP settlements including community residents and vulnerable urban poor in crisis living in 4 urban 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 aims to integrate the ongoing WASH and CHF projects

Présentation
INTERSOS has been continuously working in Bay since 2000 with a fully operational office in Baidoa. Staff with excellent understanding of local dynamics and good relations with local communities and stakeholders sustain the overall program. Moreover, INTERSOS has extensive experience in planning and implementing WASH activities in SCZ. In Baidoa, the gaps in WASH are relevant, particularly in the IDP settlements. In the last year, critical concerns about these gaps have been strongly raised during the coordination meetings at field level. The KAP survey conducted by INTERSOS in May 2013 over a caseload of 200 individuals (36% M ; 64% F) highlights that more than 50% of the IDPs in Baidoa do not have access to free, safe and nearby water sources as well as adequate and functional pit latrines. Beyond the shortage of facilities, the major challenge is represented by the widespread lack of knowledge on good personal and environmental WASH practices which exacerbates the poor living conditions and contributes to increase the risk of water/hygiene-related diseases, especially among the most vulnerable groups (children, women and elderly). The lack of water sources and sanitation facilities within the community also increases the exposure to GBV for girls and women. Moreover, there is the urgent need to strengthen the capacity, mobilize and support both the community and the WASH institutions for effective and accountable management and maintenance of WASH facilities and services.

Porteur du projet : INTERSOS

Financement : Nations Unies

Contribution : 376,497.00 $

United Nations Development Group

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