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2015

Sustained and expanded access to safe water supply, improved sanitation and hygiene practices for vulnerable women and children in Somalia

Somalie

Titre : Sustained and expanded access to safe water supply, improved sanitation and hygiene practices for vulnerable women and children in Somalia

Pays /Région : Somalie

Code projet : CHF-DDA-3485-753 -

Durée : 12 mois Fev 2015

Contexte
Central South Somalia (SCZ) is prone to seasonal emergencies (AWD/cholera outbreaks, drought and flooding) which cause displacement annually. The annual post-Gu FSNAU assessment attributes the increased food insecurity and high malnutrition rates to disease outbreaks caused by lack of adequate clean water, poor sanitation and hygiene practices. The increase in AWD/Cholera cases reported in Mogadishu in 2014 is attributed to the influx of IDPs due to ongoing AMISOM offensive. Response to such persistent emergency episodes will not be successful without addressing the underlying poor WASH services in a timely manner. UNICEF/ WASH cluster has an established a network of strategically located Regional Supply Hubs (RSH) in response to the challenges of the poor transportation network and checkpoints by non-state actors. UNICEF seeks to replenish WASH emergency supplies within the RSHs. The supplies are accessed by active WASH cluster partners or Government counterparts with WASH Cluster Coordinator approving the release the of WASH supplies following a confirmation of emergency by WHO, SWALIM or OCHA. Concurrently, UNICEF will intensify hygiene promotion campaigns as well mass chlorination of shallow to ensure the emergency affected people mainly IDPs, host communities and malnourished children discharged from treatment centers have access to safe WASH services.

Présentation
UNICEF currently provides WASH services for people in humanitarian situations including preparedness actions and rapid response capacity to humanitarian crisis including : a) reliable and sustained access to safe water through identified strategic water points, establishment of sustainable management structures and development of sustained household water treatment strategies. These contribute to both reliable access to water to reduce stress during shocks and conflict mitigation by establishing accountable and equitable water management systems ; b) reliable and sustainable access to environmental sanitation with promotion of good hygiene practices for the targeted population. Additionally, UNICEF as cluster lead, supports development of information management tools to enhance monitoring, early warning, emergency preparedness and contingency planning, strengthening the capacity of local WASH cluster actors to improve knowledge, resilience, and address gender gaps. As of end of November 2014 UNICEF responded to 85% (of 28 emergencies) within the first 96 hours with 82,000 households (including malnourished children

Porteur du projet : UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund)

Financement : Nations Unies

Contribution : 649,997.84 $

United Nations Development Group

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