Humanitarian Common Feedback Project for Accountability to Affected People & Communication with Communities in Somalia for Prevention of Famine, June 2017

The humanitarian situation in Somalia continues to deteriorate and an elevated risk of famine persists in some parts of the country, only six years after the devastating 2011 famine led to the death of over a quarter million people, half of them children. Over 6.7 million people are now estimated to need humanitarian assistance. This is more than half of the population of Somalia.

Led by OCHA, the Common Feedback Project (CFP) was rolled out in March through the Drought Operations Coordination Centres as part of a collective approach to strengthening two-way consultations between relief workers and affected communities. Working with humanitarian partners, the CFP is collecting, collating and analysing feedback from multiple platforms to identify key themes and issues being raised by communities, particularly related to ongoing drought.

This second issue of the CFP Bulletin brings together information from 2,012 respondents. Organizations continue to use help desks at distribution points, community meetings, focus group discussions, suggestion boxes, post distribution monitoring surveys, SMSs, hotlines and radio broadcasts. Much of the feedback came from Galgadud, Lower Juba and Bay regions. Partners who contributed to the report include Radio Ergo, Abaarah.org, Jubaland’s Ministry of Agriculture, Somali Agricultural Development and Co-operatives, Solidarity Group of Jubaland, FAO, HARDO, African Relief Development Initiative and Integrated Youth and Relief Development Association. Partners are invited to contribute to the CFP by contacting Rita Maingi (maingir@un.org) or Tapiwa Gomo (gomo@un.org)

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