Monday, December 12, 2011

Somalia.Drought Management and Livelihood Protection - P128143

On July 20, 2011, the United Nations declared that people across the Bakool and Lower Shabelle regions in southern Somalia were experiencing famine. On August 3rd, new evidence indicated that the agropastoral areas of Balcad and Cadale districts of Middle Shabelle, the Afgoye corridor IDP settlement, and the Mogadishu IDP community had passed the famine threshold. On September 5, 2011 United Nations declared a famine in the Bay Region of Southern Somalia. The famine is expected to become more widespread throughout southern Somalia during the remainder of the dry season in August and September and into the crop production season from October through December. Across southern Somalia, farmers and herders have lost to the drought the crops and animals that are often their sole source of income and primary basis for household food security. Crop production in the August gu harvest is expected to reach no more than 50 percent of the five-year average, and pasture availability is already significantly below-average and expected to deteriorate further. Animal mortality is already 20% on average compared to 10% in normal dry seasons, and is reaching 40% in some areas...

The project development objective (PDO) is to provide targeted emergency support to drought affected populations in Somalia including cash for work to preserve their livelihoods and the distribution of agricultural inputs, livestock feed or veterinary services in order to support the recovery of agriculture and livestock productive capacity.

World Bank.Author:  Abudagga,Husam.Document Date:  2011/12/06.Document Type:  Project Information Document.Report Number:  PIDC92

Project Information Document (Concept Stage) - SOMALIA: Drought Management and Livelihood Protection - P128143v