French Aid in Somalia in 2018 [fr]
The French Aid in Somalia in 2018 was of 1.385 M€. It was allocated to the improvement of the living conditions of IDPs (internally displaced persons). This public, highly vulnerable and experiencing rapid growth (2.6M in November 2018, more than 20% of the population), concentrates approximately 60% of the persons in situation of food crisis and food emergency in Somalia.
Our Aid includes two strands: the first one is a voluntary contribution of 1 M€ to UNHCR (United Nations Refugees Agency) in Somalia (https://www.unhcr.org/somalia.html); the second one, funded by the Humanitarian Emergency Fund of the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (385,000€) contributes to the actions of two french NGOs: Secours Islamique France (SIF) and Action Contre la Faim (ACF).
The project implemented by ACF, entitled “Emergency response for internally displaced Somali people affected by drought and conflict in Bakool region, South West state, Somalia”, has been supported by 300,000€ from the Humanitarian Emergency Fund. The project, which started in October 2018 and has duration of one year, has two components: health and nutrition (sensitization, provision of fresh food vouchers worth 45$ each for 4 months to the children under five suffering from malnutrition, training of caregivers to diagnose cases of malnutrition among their children) and WASH (sensitization, provision of 400 water treatment kits, construction of 10 latrines, construction and rehabilitation of water points benefitting to 2000 IDPs).
The project implemented by SIF, entitled “Emergency Drought Response- Multi-sectoral assistance to the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Kismayo, Somalia” has been supported by 85,000€ from the Humanitarian Emergency Fund in 2018 and was put to an end in July 2018. Cofunded by SIF and the German agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), the project has enabled to fund access to food (food vouchers worth 50$ /household/ month during six months and provision of cooking kits), drinking water (drinking water vouchers worth 40liters/household/day), and hygiene (sensitization and kits provision) for 1000 households internally displaced in Kismayo. The french Aid funds SIF received in 2018 have been fully attributed to activities linked with access to drinking water.