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Somalia: Project Highlights: Somalia Emergency drought response and recovery project (OSRO/SOM/713/WBK)

Project code: OSRO/SOM/713/WBK

Donor: The World Bank

Contribution: USD 30 507 109

Implementation: 30/05/2017�30/09/2018

Target areas: Somalia

Objective: To address the immediate needs of the drought-affected people of Somalia, and support resilient recovery through the provision of livelihood opportunities and the restoration of agricultural and pastoral production.

Key partners: Federal Government of Somalia: Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Ministry of Livestock, Forestry and Range, Ministry of Health, and Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management.

Puntland: Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Ministry of Livestock and Animal Husbandry, Ministry of Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management Agency, and Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation.

Somaliland: Ministry of Agricultural Development, Ministry of Livestock Development, Ministry of Health Development, National Disaster Preparedness and Food Reserve Authority, and Ministry of Planning and National Development.

Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) and the Universities of Bernadir, Bosasso and Hargeisa.

Beneficiaries reached: 2 153 890 people.

Activities implemented:

Trained NGO staff on the use of the FAO Form Management Tool, cash transfer modalities and the technical guidelines on implementing cash-for-work (CFW) activities and in the use of the Open Data Kit to help them register beneficiaries through digitalized fingerprinting.

Supported 13 102 households (78 612 people) in 121 villages across 12 regions through CFW activities and unconditional cash transfers (UCTs). Of these households, 10 110 were engaged in the rehabilitation of productive community infrastructure and benefited from a total of USD 2 840 025 of cash transfer payments (enough to cover nearly three months of food needs), while 2 992 benefited from a total of USD 444 556 (enough to cover over one month and a half of food needs).

Distributed a total of 72 tonnes of maize seeds, 123.75 tonnes of sorghum seeds, 118.5 tonnes of cowpea seeds and 2.84 tonnes of assorted vegetable seeds alongside monthly UCTs to 11 850 agropastoral households (8 350 rainfed and 3 600 riverine) during the 2017 Deyr cropping season, who were located in seven districts in southern Somalia and in one district in Somaliland. In addition, 4 900 of these households were provided with 147 000 storage bags during the 2018 Gu season to help safeguard their harvest against post-harvest losses; and 3 000 riverine households received a total of 54 000 irrigation hours.

Provided the above-mentioned 11 850 households as well as an additional 4 754 households with cash transfer payments for a total of USD 2 618 600 (35 954 months of food security).

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations