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Life Saving WASH interventions in Dhusamareb District of Galgadud region in South Central Somalia


Titre : Life Saving WASH interventions in Dhusamareb District of Galgadud region in South Central Somalia

Pays /Région : Somalie

Code projet : CHF-DDA-3485-744

Durée : 10 mois Feb 2015

Due to the performance of the 2014 Deyr rains, a short-term deterioration of food security conditions (through March/April 2015) is expected in riverine areas of Juba and Middle Shabelle due to floods, although this is likely to be mitigated by a modest improvement from off-season cereal and sesame production expected by March-April this year. Cumulatively, the October and November rainfall was below average in parts of southern Somalia. According to SWALIM’s 2014 Deyr rainfall performance report, Dhusamareb got considerably below normal rains to slightly below normal rains. IDPs in the area have become vulnerable to AWD outbreaks due to scarcity of water as a result of this situation. Most boreholes are located far from the IDP settlements (1.5 –2 km) therefore women and girls spend a lot of their time collecting water at expense of other productive activities. They also risk themselves to GBV on the way to collect water. Access to sanitation facilities in the IDPs settlements is limited and most IDPs practice open defecation, a situation that affects women most due to lack of privacy. Rehabilitation & upgrading of reliable water supply and sanitation structures to the IDPs will reduce distance and time spent collecting water thus contribute to reduction of AWD for children and GBV among women and girls. Time saved could be spent on other productive activities to improve HH income and well-being.

Currently CPD is the WASH cluster Regional Focal Point in Galgadud region. CPD is also Galgadud WASH Regional Supply Hub for AWD/cholera response. CPD has a wealth of experience in implementation of WASH activities in the targeted regions partnering with CHF and other partners like UNICEF and Save the Children. These have involved the drilling of new boreholes, rehabilitation of community water sources, mainly, berkhads, construction of water yards, school WASH and capacity building of WASH committees. We have also implemented WASH projects that integrate with other clusters’ projects like Food Security, Education, Health and Nutrition in Health and Nutrition centres in Benadir, 8 Health Centers in Galgadud and Mudug regions respectively. CPD runs Health Centers in the following villages of Galgadud and Mudug regions : Marsamage, Docoley, Godinlabe and Amara villages. CPD proposes to : increase access to water for the vulnerable women, girls, boys and men in Xera Militari, Ogtarar and Ceel Xaamud IDP camps in Dhusamareb and the surrounding host communities,rehabilitate one borehole (WakaladdaBiyaha) ; construct disabled and gender-sensitive latrines to improve sanitation ; carry out hygiene promotion and distribution of related materials (Jerry cans, disinfection tablets and soap) ; and capacity building of the communities. These activities are intended to benefit a total population of 17,658 vulnerable women, girls, boys and men.

Porteur du projet : CPD (Center for Peace and Democracy)

Financement : Nations Unies

Contribution : 299,677.45 $

United Nations Development Group

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