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Food Security assistance to meet basic needs of crisis effected population of middle shabelle - Somalia


Titre : Food Security assistance to meet basic needs of crisis effected population of middle shabelle - Somalia

Pays /Région : Somalie

Code projet : SOM-17/3485/SA1 2017/FSC/NGO/4568

Durée : 20/02/2017 — 20/06/2017

This project is designed to respond to the existing food security situation caused by the prevailing drought conditions in Somalia, and prevent further deterioration of the food security situation of the effected population of Middle Shebelle through timely and appropriate assistance to affected households that lack access to food and other household needs. This will be done through the provision of lifesaving food assistance to restore acceptable household food consumption and complementing the household income of the affected vulnerable people (pastoral and agro-pastoral) through cash for work intervention further improving their capabilities in accessing food.
The selected responses are designed to provide lifesaving assistance to effected people enabling the most urgent scale up before the Gu season in 2017. Both the food transfer and the cash for work intervention will allow pastoralist, farmers and agro-pastoralist to free up some of their meager income and establish a quick economical boost which acts as a supplement to their household income helping them to afford culturally appropriate food and establish an income for further investment in their livelihoods while reducing the level of vulnerability. Wocca will coordinate with WFP to support the affected populations of Balcad and Johwar with timely, coherent and coordinated intervention. WFP is planning to distribute food in Jowhar and WOCCA in Balcad. Both BoQs of the interventions are shared along with the project document

The target beneficiaries are drawn from across different livelihoods but mainly agro-pastoralists (farmers), pastoralist, and IDPs that have been affected by the drought and are in need of assistance. The farmers have been affected by two consecutive seasons of below-average rainfalls and have had low farming productions since the last Gu season. The pastoralists have been hit the hardest from the onset of the dry seasons losing livestock due to lack of or depleting pasture and water sources. These groups are in need of urgent assistance to prevent further deterioration of their livelihood situation. Allowing them to access income through cash for work will help them maintain till the next Gu seasons. The beneficiaries will consist of the most vulnerable groups such as women headed households across livelihood zones such as farmers, pastoralist and IDP. These groups are the most effected by the droughts from the onset of the dry season. The situation of these groups are worsened by the river drying up with other sources of clean water. The dry up of the river has dramatic effect on the food production as farmers are unable to irrigate their farms and pastoralists lose vital watering sources for their livestock. Women headed households, families with PLW members, IDPs and other vulnerable groups are a priority for this intervention. Even though the vulnerability level changes over time the effected people are mostly extremely vulnerable and lack the ability to cope with current situation as food depletion, due to below-average production is rampant. WOCCA’s beneficiary criteria entails to families (mainly women headed households) with no income, have had failed or below-average produce, families with PLW members, disabled and elderly and other families that are affected by the ongoing drought.

Porteur du projet : Women and Child Care Organization (WOCCA)

Financement : Nations Unies

Contribution : 370,256.59 $

United Nations Development Group

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