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Improving the livelihoods and resilience of communities through supporting agricultural production and creation of community assets - Somalia

Somalie

Titre : Improving the livelihoods and resilience of communities through supporting agricultural production and creation of community assets - Somalia

Pays /Région : Somalie

Code projet : CHF-DMA-0489-563

Durée : 23-May-2014 // 23-May-2015

Contexte
Nearly 860,000 people in Somalia remain acutely food insecure and require urgent humanitarian assistance over the next six months. Over 2 million additional people beyond those requiring urgent assistance are classified as “stressed”, their food security remains fragile and vulnerable to any major shock that could push them back to “crisis” or “emergency”. GAM rates exceeding 15 per cent in rural populations in many parts of SouthCentral Somalia. Below normal October to December 2013 Deyr rains in most parts of Beletweyne District, Hiraan Region resulted in a below average cereal harvest in those areas, leading to smaller than usual levels of household food stocks. (FSNAU Feb 2014) Food security outcomes of agropastoral areas in Beletweyne District will likely deteriorate during the remainder of February to March Jilaal dry season. Food consumption will become especially poor during the April to June lean season. Lack of household food stocks mean that households will be sourcing food from markets, but increased debt levels and limited incomes mean that some households will need to sell some assets and that lines of credit will slowly be withdrawn. The area is likely to remain Stressed (IPC Phase 2), but there will be some households in Crisis or Emergency (IPC Phase 3 and 4) between February and June before the start of the Gu harvest. (Post-Deyr Feb-June 2014). In Beletweyne most commodities like sugar and rice are sourced from Mogadishu with a huge transport cost.

Présentation
DRC has offices in Beletweine and Galkaayo with national and expat FSL field–based staff. WFP Area Office in Galkayo covers Central Region including Hiran. Recurrent shocks in the area, low production and fragile nutrition situation very high underweight levels above 30 per cent (Post-Deyr Feb-June 2014), has led to deteriorating food security and nutrition situation in Beletweyne. Food security crises severely impacted household food security due to lost incomes, poor production and depleted productive assets,(DRC/ECHO Assessment Dec2013/Jan2014).Hence a need to implement activities that will provide access to food security and initiate resilience building activities that will cushion communities in times of shock and help to reduce seasonal fluctuations in malnutrition. Access to agricultural inputs and improvements to damaged productive infrastructure will also be required for livelihood recovery (Humanitarian need overview Feb 2014).Lean seasonal support will be provided to vulnerable households through investing in livelihood assets designed through community consultations consisting of men and women to ensure that assets constructed are appropriate aligned to seasonality and linked with efforts that promote resilience building such as nutrition, health services and production.Rehabilitation of irrigation infrastructure and feeder roads will be carried out to complement the seeds/tools distribution that will be carried out by other CHF partners to boost local production

Porteur du projet : WFP (World Food Programme)

Financement : Nations Unies

Contribution : 850,000.00 $

United Nations Development Group

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