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ACT Appeal: Drought Response, Somalia and Somali Refugees, Revision 3

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Appeal Target: US$ 12'519'823
Balance requested US$ 2'388'449

Geneva, 20 March 2012

Dear Colleagues,

This third revision of the appeal SOM111 replaces the second one which was issued on 2 October 2011, and changes in this revision are highlighted in blue. ACT Alliance members, Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH), The Lutheran World Federation (LWF), and Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) will extend the implementation period of the appeal activities until 31 August 2012. The three requesting members in this appeal also needed to adjust the projects for the following reasons: DKH: The current food insecurity crisis in Mogadishu is projected to continue until August 2012 and DKH upscales the response from USD 2,559,183 to USD 3,892,401.

NCA: The increased humanitarian response at the end of 2011 had a positive impact on the population in the south Somalia regions of Bay, Bakool, and Lower Shabelle which are not anymore classified as famine zones. However, famine is expected to endure in areas hosting IDPs such as Mogadishu and in the Afgoye corridor in Lower Shabelle. Another reason for a revision is related to inadequate sanitation facilities in Banadir and Lower Shabelle IDP camps. To tackle the problem, NCA plans to set up an additional 150 latrines (total 500) to gradually reduce the number of users per latrine.

LWF has been re-evaluating its work and will put more efforts in capacity building of the refugees. New strategies have been adopted to deepen the community based system and allow refugee representatives to take a larger part in implementation with support from the refugee staff. The bulk of activities in the appeal remain the same as in previous versions. ACT members will continue utilising funds to provide food, non-food items (for shelter, clothing, hygiene), psychosocial support, water and sanitation, emergency education in the crisis phase. The post crisis phase will consist of livelihood recovery interventions relevant to the respective locations including farm inputs, restocking livestock and income generating activities in the targeted agro-pastoral communities.