The Somalia County Programme recently launched a community rehabilitation project in Elwak District, a three year project focusing on integrating WASH, food security and livelihoods interventions in El Wak District, Gedo region, South Central Somalia designed to improve food security and reduce hunger. The project has received initial funding from Bread for the World and is awaiting confirmation of longer-term funding through one of the initiatives of the German Government.
Achievements as of September 2015
AAH-I is completing the inception phase of its food security and livelihood project in El Wak District of Gedo Somalia. The project is funded by Bread for the World with support from the German Government’s One World, No Hunger Initiative and is implemented in partnership with NAPAD (Nomadic Assistance for Peace and Development). A security assessment and initial meetings with key stakeholders have taken place and community conversations have started. Southern Gedo is one of the most fragile parts of Somalia with continued presence of pockets of Islamic insurgents and a heavy reliance on livestock, which are affected by periodic drought. El Wak also sits on the border with Kenya and the populations are highly mobile with markets serving populations on both sides of the border. The project will focus on supporting households to develop coping strategies and to identify initiatives to promote livelihoods and self-reliance. The baseline assessment is underway despite the heavy rains in parts of the project area and this will set a firm basis for the project which runs up to June 2018
Project Title: Gedo Integrated Livelihood Project
Date: June 2015 to June 2018
Donor/Client: Bread for The World
Contract Value: 1.4 million Euros
Project Area: El Wak District, Gedo region, South Central, Somalia.