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2015

Provision of Life Saving and Sustainable WASH Interventions for IDPs, Host Communities and Populations in very high WASH Vulnerabilities in Bardheere, Somalia

Somalie

Titre : Provision of Life Saving and Sustainable WASH Interventions for IDPs, Host Communities and Populations in very high WASH Vulnerabilities in Bardheere, Somalia

Pays /Région : Somalie

Code projet : CHF-DDA-3485-752

Durée : 9 mois Fev 2015

Contexte
Post Gu 2014 FSNAU report indicates that Bardheere district has high humanitarian needs. At least 2,800 people in Bardheere are in crisis and in need of immediate live saving assistance while 31,300 persons are in stress. Malnutrition levels are also high, GAM rate of 16.9% for South Gedo pastoral community was recorded, which is mainly attributable to recurring diseases and outbreak of diarrhea among children less than five years. The area is prone to AWD outbreaks due to low knowledge on prevention, poor practices and shortage of safe water facilities and inadequate sanitation facilities. Gedo region has persistent water stress ; a drought in October 2014 left over 70% of the population in water crisis and though this was temporally arrested by expensive water trucking which is estimated at USD 1,769,580 in a lean season. A 20 liters water jerrycan retail at 0.8-1.2 USD, according to findings of the joint assessment by ground water potential working group. The SWALIM 2014 Deyr performance analysis shows that large parts of Gedo, including Bardheere, received depressed, poorly distributed rains indicating that the areas will continue experiencing water shortages. Bardheere have been prioritized as a district with high humanitarian needs due to chronic high malnutrition rates and persistent very high WASH vulnerabilities (Source, FSNAU post deyr 2014, SWALIM post deyr performance& Gedo water ground working group)

Présentation
Oxfam has a long experience implementing WASH and livelihood projects in Somalia. Currently we have a WASH project in Kismayu that targets 50,000 IDPs and host community to address WASH needs, with more emphasize on AWD preparedness and response plans. At the peak of Somalia famine in 2011-2013, we implemented a WASH project that involved drilling and installing of 3 boreholes 2 in Elwak, and 1 in Bardheere and supported operation and maintenance of WASH facilities in Garbahaley. Additionally we constructed a large volume (12000 cubic meters) water pan to improve on water availability. In addition Oxfam trained WASH committees, hygiene promoters and facilitated safe hygiene promotion. Due to persistent WASH vulnerabilities in Gedo, that are mainly associated to inadequate water sources as well as inadequate ground water information, the WASH cluster facilitated formation of a working group that has used GIS information to map out potential ground water zones for Gedo, in which Oxfam contributed significantly. In this submissions, Oxfam intends to use its exiting local network and the organisation experience in the district as well as own assessment that has identified the local WASH needs as well as the recommendations of the Gedo working group to improve water availability by drilling additional borehole and water pan as wells as improving sanitation and hygiene promotion activities in two settlements of Bardheere district.

Porteur du projet : Oxfam GB

Financement : Nations Unies

Contribution : 299,999.80

United Nations Development Group

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