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Humanitarian support for Somali refugees, IDPs and drought affected households – SOM121

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Appeal Target: US$5,570,557

Balance Requested: US$4,877,048

Geneva, 21 January 2013

Dear Colleagues,

This full appeal replaces the preliminary appeal SOM121 issued on the 9th November 2012.

After the worst drought in 60 years that struck Horn of Africa in 2011 and led to the declaration of famine in 6 districts of Somalia, the 2012 weather conditions in the region have been seemingly better. However the damage that the recurrent droughts, coupled with two decades of conflict, have caused on people’s lives and livelihoods, is still taking a heavy toll on large parts of the Somali population. The below-normal and uneven April to June Gu rains, pest infestations, and other factors led the Gu 2012 harvest to be significantly below average, leaving more than 2 million Somali people in need of humanitarian assistance.

ACT Somalia Forum (ASF) has been implementing emergency and early recovery activities in South Central Somalia and the Dadaab refugee camps since August 2011 within the SOM 111 Appeal. Although the activities implemented within the appeal allowed for the provision of life saving humanitarian assistance to approximately 250,000 Somali people, in order to prevent further deterioration of the current food insecurity situation, continued efforts are needed to meet immediate life-saving needs, to protect livelihoods, and to build the resilience of vulnerable households.

The proposed ACT response to the current humanitarian situation in parts of Somalia and in Dadaab refugee camp will aim at making stronger connections between life-saving emergency response and efforts to build people’s resilience to further shocks, as recommended by the Horn of Africa Evaluation of the SOM-111 Appeal.

The Appeal will build on the results already achieved during the SOM-111 appeal, and capitalize on the added value of the community based foundations that ACT members and their local partners have established in their areas of operation, facilitating their work in areas generally limited to humanitarian access.

The appeal funding target is USD5,570,557, which will be used to assist 166,512 people in Awdal and Sahil region (Somaliland), Karan & Yaqshid districts, Nugaal (Puntland), Dayniile (Mogadishu) and Gedoregion, Dadaab refugee camp (Kenya).

Activities planned include: Water, Sanitation & hygiene, Food, Early Recovery and Livelihoods restoration, Cash for work, Cash relief, Water, Sanitation & hygiene, NFIs, Emergency Education, and Protection.