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2015

Integrated Lifesaving and Livelihood Support for Vulnerable IDP and Host Communities in Crisis in Dollow District - Somalia

Somalie

Titre : Integrated Lifesaving and Livelihood Support for Vulnerable IDP and Host Communities in Crisis in Dollow District - Somalia

Pays /Région : Somalie

Code projet : CHF-DDA-3485-697 -

Durée : 12 mois Fev 2015

Contexte
The food security situation in Somalia is worsening with estimated 1.025 million people in crisis and emergency (IPC Phase 3 and 4) and 62% of this population are IDPs. Food security situation of additional 2.1 million people will remain fragile and hence classified as stressed (IPC Phase 2) (FSNAU,Dec 2014). Indicators such as high cereal prices(11099 SoSH), low cereal crop production (89,500 MT), High GAM and SAM rates (17.3 and 3.7) are similar to those experienced in the 2011 pre-famine situation and if not addressed my result to worse famine than the 2011 one (UN-OCHA Somalia Humanitarian Response Plan 2015). Dollow district, Gedo is currently experiencing acute food, nutrition and income insecurity. Failed Gu rains have resulted to, unusual goat death, few births, low milk production and decreasing herd sizes. Consequently, households have seen a decrease in the number of saleable animals and their products hence low purchasing power of poor households. Pasture and water shortages are be expected towards the end of Jilaal season (March 2015) due to below normal Deyr rainfall performance. The lack of food production and high water prices are likely to result in food deficits lasting into the first quarter of 2015 (FSNAU, Dec 2014). The incomes of the people will remain low and communities will continue to rely primarily on credit to purchase food and water.

Présentation
NRC has presence in Dollow district implementing resilience based activities in Dollow district. Over the past five months NRC has supported 1,500 vulnerable IDP and host communities with three months of unconditional cash support. This assistance has gone a long way in assisting the beneficiaries to meet their food and water needs. An additional 2,900 beneficiaries were supported with 9,000 metric tons of water in the same district. Currently NRC intends to support additional 1,200 beneficiaries with assorted packages aimed at increasing incomes and food security. The support basket will comprise of support for irrigated farming through installation of solar driven irrigation pumps, procurement and distribution of the farm inputs, cash for work and skills training. While it is envisioned that this support will save lives and help improve the resilience of the communities to cyclical shocks, the need is still huge and there is need for injecting more funds into the communities in Dollow district

Porteur du projet : NRC (Norwegian Refugee Council)

Financement : Nations Unies

Contribution : 350,000.00 $

United Nations Development Group

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