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Emergency IDPs Hygiene and Sanitation Improvement Project, Somalia

Requested by

Somali Humanitarian Aid and Development Organization ()SHADO

Who are you trying to help? What issue are you trying to address?

Since the collapse of the government, the hygiene and sanitation infrastructures and more specifically in the capital area have been very poor.

The IDPs (internally displaced person) influx hosted by the capital have worsened the situation and as the camps are overcrowded the hygiene and sanitation situations in the camps remain a concern by both the IDP settlement inhabitants and the authorities.

Living condition rapid assessment conducted by SHADO indicates that 87% of the interviewed IDPs responded that their primary need is hygiene and sanitation improvement.

Further, WHO and UNICEF had issued assessment report on the acute water diarrhea (AWD) and cholera cases in the IDPs’ settlement caused by the ongoing settlement influx with poor sanitation conditions.

As the rainy season is approaching and a statement by the UN Somalia water and information (FAO- SWALIM) indicates there will be more than normal rainfall in the south and central and both SHADO and the project beneficiaries anticipate that the hygiene and sanitation situations go poorer and may contribute the spread of the AWD and cholera.

What is your project and how will it help?

SHADO is proposing to undertake a pronged intervention aimed at mitigating the impacts of the prevailing famine/drought and facilitating community hygiene and sanitation improvements.

SHADO particularly proposes to carry out this intervention meant to improve the sanitation and hygiene conditions of the IDPs settlements in Bannadir districts. By achieving this SHADO proposes to construct 140 latrines in four IDPs settlements, provisions of sanitation equipments (rake, shovel, buckets to 23,000 households)

To facilitate hygiene and sanitation improvement, SHADO proposes to procure and distribute soap to 23,000 households (IDPs in seven settlements in the capital) in the seven districts of Howlwadaag, Abdelaziz, Hodan, Bondhere, Hamarweyne, Shangani and waberi.

Further, SHADO will excavate 7 earth waste pits, one in each district. The commutative effect of this intervention is expected to be improved sanitation and hygiene both at household and community level and reduced vulnerability to diseases.

Specific objectives of the proposed intervention are:

• To improve the hygiene and sanitation conditions in the IDP settlements.
• To improve the availability and access sanitation equipments and supplies.
• To improve the sanitation situations at household level through the awareness.
• To create employment opportunities and wider sources of income creation among selected groups through the excavations of the waste bits.

How can other people partner with you on your project?

In implementing the proposed project, SHADO will coordinate with local authorities as well as civil society organizations. In particular, SHADO will coordinate with the district authorities in Howlwadaag, Abdelaziz, Hodan, Bondhere, Hamarweyne, Shangani and Waberi, Bannadir region and the IDPs elders in each of the beneficiary settlement. These will be instrumental in mobilizing community contribution to the intervention.

Other people can partner with us by helping us with funding.

Please detail the resources that you need.

Resources we need, kindly find the attached proposal.

USD total: 373,600

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Partnership types

Project funding; Provision of services / personnel

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Somalia

Global issues

HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, health and medical; Refugees and internally displaced persons; all (3)


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