Drought Relief Project
The Bay, Bakool and Gedo regions remain significantly affected by the ongoing drought situation with emergency food security levels expected in the near future. This coupled with the continuous conflict in the region, business disruption and trade movement, especially for the majority of the residents that depend on the petty trade, has further exacerbated the situation.
This 8 month (April -December 2017) drought response is funded by Somalia Stability Fund (SSF) and is being co-implemented by Adeso and Nordic International Support Foundation – NIS. The project is an immediate-effect response to address the critical and deteriorating humanitarian situation in Somalia. The project combines humanitarian assistance and early recovery interventions to deliver life-saving support to the drought affected individuals through the provision of life-saving access to water through construction and rehabilitation of water infrastructure, contributing to the recovery and resilience of affected communities in the Bay, Bakool and Gedo regions.
The project is expected to support the drought affected populations by strengthening the livelihoods of 1,200 food insecure households through the distribution of emergency livelihood kits constituting of cash transfers. It is also expected to improve the resilience of communities through the construction and rehabilitation of water sources and thus contribute to immediate and long term adequate water access.