The Adventist Development and Relief Agency Canada is supporting Adventist Development and Relief Agency Somalia with an eleven-month food assistance project in Dollow district, Gedo region, Jubaland State and Dangorayo and Burtinle districts, Nugal region, Puntland State.
The hunger crisis in Somalia has been brought about by more intense droughts and failed rains, which have led to crop and harvest failure in the agricultural regions of Somalia, resulting in below-average production and high prices for staple foods. The persistent drought conditions have aggravated acute food insecurity among the most vulnerable households.
The situation remains dire as dry weather conditions remain prevalent. Cash transfers have proven to be the most appropriate modality in Somalia as most food items can be purchased in nearby markets.
In response, this project will provide 725 households (4350 individuals) with nine monthly mobile cash transfers of USD $90 which will be used to purchase a household’s minimum food needs.