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Livelihood based intervention for communities in humanitarian emergency and crisis in Baidoa district, Bay region - Somalia


Titre : Livelihood based intervention for communities in humanitarian emergency and crisis in Baidoa district, Bay region - Somalia

Pays /Région : Somalie

Code projet : CHF-DDA-3485-692 -

Durée : 12 mois Fev 2015

Despite its substantial contribution to Somalia’s food production, Bay Region still has about 12,700 people in crisis. Malnutrition rates for rural agro pastoral is critical SAM 5.1% ; GAM at 17.1 %.Below average Gu season cereal production resulted to low levels of cereal availability. Higher production of sesame that is less labor intensive has led to decreased wage rate (FSNAU PostGu 2014). COOPI’s PNA Nov ‘14 indicates 86% of HH earn less than USD 50, thus decreased purchasing power while less production of sorghum increased cereal prices. Vulnerable HH are coping through borrowing and some have reached extreme limit. COOPI’s NUT study Aug ‘14, found that malnutrition rates are exacerbated by inappropriate IYCF, WASH practices and low HHs dietary diversity, where 77% of HH fed on less than 6 food groups. Despite improved livestock body conditions since Deyr 2013, Livestock assets & productivity is hindered by little access to veterinary services and drugs. Limited humanitarian intervention in rural areas, dependent on agro pastoral livelihoods prone to natural shocks and insecurity has led to pull factor in urban centres. HH vulnerability is exacerbated by depletion of livelihood assets, and unreliable water sources for livestock and human consumption. Action seeks to protect livelihood assets, reduce vulnerability to future shocks and support recovery of rural livelihoods through provision of agricultural inputs, infrastructure rehabilitation in line with FSC strategy.

COOPI is implementing a CHF funded project in Baidoa targeting 1300 vulnerable male and female headed households in 8 rural villages who are provided with a livelihood package consisting of cash for work targeting rehabilitation of water pans, provision of farm tools and storage facilities to 700 farmers and livestock treatment for 600 HHs. In addition the intervention also provides emergency fodder to core milking herds to protect against the effects of pasture shortage during critical drought periods. A multi-sectoral ECHO funded project targeting 2300 beneficiaries of different livelihood categories, with integrated food security and wash activities including food assistance, seeds and tools, cash for work and WASH interventions. Assistance is mainly provided through cash transfers using vouchers. CFW intervention provides both immediate access to food as well as developing infrastructure that increases access to water (water catchments and shallow wells), creating complementarities between Food Security and WASH. COOPI has vast experience in carrying out activities in the rural villages of Baidoa district and has earned a high level of acceptance which made it possible to implement activities even under challenging access constraints. The proposed project plans to target the poorest of the poor that could not be reached with current program due to funding limitation and designed to complement an emergency preparedness and resilience program planned for same district.

Porteur du projet : COOPI (Cooperazione Internazionale - COOPI)

Financement : Nations Unies

Contribution : 249,979.14 $

United Nations Development Group

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