Responding to the hunger crisis and drought in Somalia

Emergency Food Assistance
Somalia Emergency Food Assistance Project
Implementing Partner: World Concern Somalia
Lead Member: Emergency Relief and Development Overseas (Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada)
People Served: 6,000
Budget: $842,545
Timeline: Nov 2022 - May 2023

Emergency Relief and Development Overseas is supporting World Concern Development Organisation Somalia with a five-month food assistance project in the Lower Juba, Jubaland Region, South Central Somalia. World Concern Development Organisation Somalia will partner with a local agency, WRRS (Wamo Relief and Rehabilitation Services), in the implementation of this project. This project is responding to the hunger crisis in Somalia.

The drought has intensified and failed rains have led to crop and harvest failure in the agricultural regions of southern and northwestern 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 1000 households (6,000 individuals) with six monthly mobile cash transfers of USD $90 which will be used to purchase a household’s minimum food needs.

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