This Emergency Appeal supports the Somali Red Crescent Society to deliver assistance and support to 78,990 drought-affected people, with a focus on health and care, water, sanitation and hygiene, food security, nutrition and livelihoods.
interventions. Poor post-Gu (long rains) exacerbates drought conditions leading to reduced pasture land, water shortages, and deaths of livestock. This has increased the number of acutely food insecure people to emergency levels, with 38% of the Somalia population acutely food insecure, and 304,700 children under 5 years of age acutely malnourished. Reports indicate that 4.7 million people are food insecure with an estimated 930,000 already in IPC Phase 3 (crisis) and 22,000 in Phase 4 (emergency). Without humanitarian assistance the situation will deteriorate. This project aims at the regions of Somaliland (Hargeisa, Sahel, Sool Sanaag) and Puntland (Bari and Nugal).
This objective will be achieved through food assistance through mobile money transfers to 900 households (5,400 people) for over 3 months Provision of health services to 78,990 people through the deployment of mobile clinics. Nutrition screening for 15,798 children (<5 years), treatment and referrals of complicated cases. Provision of clean and safe water for consumption through rehabilitation of 12 boreholes and 12 berkeds (Somaliland and Puntland). Provision of fuel subsidy for 10 boreholes and 6000 ceramic water filters. And health and hygiene promotion through training 120 volunteers (Somaliland and Puntland).
Moneytransfers are offered to 5,400 people, health services to 78,990 people and nutrion screening to 15,798 children. These and all other activities focus on vulnerable populations of Somaliland and Puntland.