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2014

Emergency provision of safe water, appropriate and gender sensitive sanitation and hygiene promotion to vulnerable groups Lower Juba region of South Somalia

Somalie

Titre : Emergency provision of safe water, appropriate and gender sensitive sanitation and hygiene promotion to vulnerable groups Lower Juba region of South Somalia

Pays /Région : Somalie

Code projet : CHF-DMA-0489-611ER

Durée : 05-Aug-2014 // 15-Nov-2014

Contexte
The Somalia humanitarian situation is one of the most challenging in the world. Harsh climatic conditions, insecurity, local conflicts and natural hazards continue to be the key drivers of the humanitarian context in Somalia. About 2.9 million people still require life-saving humanitarian or livelihood assistance. These include 857,000 people who are in humanitarian emergency and crisis phase, 2 million people in stress phase, 203,000 children under-five years of age being acutely malnourished, and 1.1 million people being internally displaced (FNAU Jan- June 2014 projection). In response to the lack of adequate access water, sanitation and hygiene services in Lower Juba region, CHF funded Solidarites International (SI) in 2012 (project code : CHF-DMA-0489-300) to support the provision of safe water, appropriate and gender sensitive sanitation and hygiene promotion to vulnerable groups. However, due difficulties in securing permit to transport some relief supplies to Somalia, distribution of 1300 ceramic filters and installation of 2 water tanks was not done by the end of the project period. The poor performance of GU rains in May 2014, is likely to worsen households’ access to safe water and increase the risk of water borne diseases in Tabta, Billis Qooqaani and Afmadow. An estimated 45,300 drought affected people who were initially targeted under the 2012 Standard allocation are likely to be affected

Présentation
According to FSNAU assessment reports, pasture and water conditions are expected to drastically deteriorate as a result of earlier than normal water depletion due to overall below average Gu rainfall across the country in 2014 (May 2014 Monthly Rainfall and NDVI, June 17, 2014). This is likely to expose vulnerable households to the risk of water borne diseases in high risk areas of Afmadow. A rapid assessment conducted by WASDA in February 2014 in Afmadow, Diif, Waraq, Qooqaani and Tabta villages indicated that more than 80 per cent of households do not have access to safe water. Women and children who are traditionally charged with collecting water spend 8 – 10 hours every day is search of water. This does not only occupy household productive time but also exposes women and girls to sexual violence. The two major boreholes in Qooqaani and Tabta operate long hours to keep the water supply running due to the lack of storage water tanks. This leads to frequent breakdowns and long waiting hours for women and children. Poor operational and maintenance practices were noted as another cause of frequent breakdowns, high operational costs for these boreholes and hence the high cost of water. Open water sources such as berkards account for about 80 per cent of household sources of water for household consumption. However, most of the households lack knowledge on proper water handling and hygiene practices and have not household water treatment and purification filters

Porteur du projet : WASDA (Wajir South Development Association)

Financement : Nations Unies

Contribution : 70,331.00 $

United Nations Development Group

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