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Aid to drought affected communities in Somali/Ethiopia

In response to the drought in Somali region in Ethiopia, ICCO & Kerk in Actie/ACT Alliance provides live-saving humanitarian assistance that focuses on the priority sectors of Food Security and Water Supply in Eastern Jarar in Somali region. The goal of the program of ICCO&KiA/ACT is to save lives and reduce morbidity related to drought and conflict of 10,000 drought affected (agro-)pastoralists community members and IDPs in Eastern Jarar, in 4 targeted districts.

  • Location
  • Start project
    2018
  • Projectstatus
    Active
  • ID: NL-KVK-56484038-110307-1
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Background

Ethiopia is facing a complex humanitarian crisis as a result of an ongoing drought combined with an ethno-political conflict, leaving 8,5M people in need of humanitarian assistance, with the eastern part of Ethiopia Somali region being hardest hit. In response, ICCO & Kerk in Actie/ACT Alliance (ICCO&KiA/ACT) plans to provide live-saving humanitarian assistance that focuses on the priority sectors of Food Security and Water Supply in Eastern Jarar in Somali region.

The goal of the program of ICCO&KiA/ACT is to save lives and reduce morbidity related to drought and conflict of 10,000 drought affected (agro-)pastoralists community members and IDPs in Eastern Jarar, in 4 targeted districts: Habuura, Haye, Yacub-Boole, and Haye-Weyne.
Key result 1: Improving food security status of 5,000 people (1,000 HHs)
Through emergency food assistance to 1000 most vulnerable HHs with the complete country food basket (derived from Sphere guidelines): 15kg maize, 0.5liter vegetable oil, and 5kg supplementary food (famix 5%), and 1.5 kg pulses per person for 6 months. The HHs also benefit from Wash interventions.
Key result 2: Improving access to safe drinking water and reducing morbidity for 10,000 people (2,000 HHs)
Through distribution of water purification tablets during 6 months to increase acute access to water, treatment and maintenance of 20 water schemes for future drought resilience, and hygiene awareness promotion.
Aid to drought affected communities in Somali/Ethiopia

Target group

10,000 drought affected (agro-)pastoralists community members and IDPs in Eastern Jarar, in 4 targeted districts: Habuura, Haye, Yacub-Boole, and Haye-Weyne:
- Key result 1: Improving food security status of 5,000 people (1,000 HHs)
- Key result 2: Improving access to safe drinking water and reducing morbidity for 10,000 people (2,000 HHs)

Sustainability

ICCO&KiA/ACT generally works through local partners, with local ACT Alliance members as preferred partners. EECMY has a well-organized structure up to the grassroots level ensuring good access to communities. The project implementation will be done by staff from the EECMY branch office in Eastern Jarar.
The proposed activities will directly benefit 10,000 people in the 4 targeted districts; special emphasis will be placed on project activities benefiting most vulnerable households. The beneficiaries will be identified through a participatory planning meeting with community development committees in the project areas. Beneficiaries will actively participate in the Wash-committees and be trained on maintenance of water sources as well as hygiene messages.

Goals overview

The goal of the program of ICCO&KiA/ACT is to save lives and reduce morbidity related to drought and conflict of 10,000 drought affected (agro-)pastoralists community members and IDPs in Eastern Jarar, in 4 targeted districts: Habuura, Haye, Yacub-Boole, and Haye-Weyne.
Key result 1: Improving food security status of 5,000 people (1,000 HHs)
Through emergency food assistance to 1000 most vulnerable HHs with the complete country food basket (derived from Sphere guidelines): 15kg maize, 0.5liter vegetable oil, and 5kg supplementary food (famix 5%), and 1.5 kg pulses per person for 6 months. The HHs also benefit from Wash interventions.
Key result 2: Improving access to safe drinking water and reducing morbidity for 10,000 people (2,000 HHs)
Through distribution of water purification tablets during 6 months to increase acute access to water, treatment and maintenance of 20 water schemes for future drought resilience, and hygiene awareness promotion.
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