Somalia

Integrated food security, nutrition, health, WASH and livelihoods response to the drought in Somalia

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Objective:

Ensure that contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (CCPP) vaccines, veterinary drugs and equipment are in place in time to prevent a CCPP epidemic.

Beneficiaries reached:

  • 374 034 vulnerable households.

Activities implemented:

  • Procured and prepositioned CCPP vaccine doses and veterinary medicines, ultimately vaccinating 14 027 352 goats and treating 3 068 472 animals belonging to 350 684 households.

  • Procured and distributed 1 500 tonnes of rangeland cubes to 15 000 households to provide supplementary feed to 250 000 animals.

  • Provided 18 750 severely food-insecure households (IPC Phases 3 and 4) with one cash payment amounting to a total of GBP 910 450.86 (USD 1 245 904).

  • Provided agricultural inputs comprised of 2.36 tonnes of assorted vegetable seeds, 98.5 tonnes of cowpea seeds, 32 tonnes of maize seeds and 123.75 tonnes of sorghum seeds to 9 850 households with 1 450 households also benefiting from 3 900 tractor hours for land preparation.

  • Trained 2 335 lead farmers on good agronomic practices, water usage and management, as well as post-harvest management.

  • Procured 250 collapsible water tanks able to supply 500 000 small ruminates daily.

Impact:

  • Contributed to improving household food security and nutrition, with beneficiaries reporting increased food consumption and improved food quality.

  • Protected crucial assets belonging to poor pastoral families who rely on few productive animals to meet their food needs and as a source of income.

  • Obtained an estimated production of approximately 46 875 tonnes of cereal.

  • Strengthened the livestock ministries’ veterinary departments monitoring capacity.

  • Protected goats that produce 1 893 692 litres of milk per day, enough to nourish 1 262 461 Somali mothers and children per day.