Cash for Work and Cash Transfer Project
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SOYDAVO is working with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization – FAO to increase food availability and food access for drought-affected communities in 7 villages in Sheikh district.
The project commenced in July 2018 and will come to term in March 2019. SOYDAVO will support total beneficiaries of 560 vulnerable households through cash for work activities and 140 disabled, elderly and women and children through unconditional cash transfer enabling them to meet their minimum food requirements. The project is being implemented in 7 villages in Sheikh district of Sahil region.
The overall objective of the project is to contribute to protecting community livelihood assets in Somaliland and enhancing the community’s capacity to cope with climate shocks through integrated Cash transfer activities.
The 2016 and 2017 drought has left people in a desperate humanitarian situation killing all most their only source of livelihoods – livestock. Women and children were the most vulnerable groups and the malnutrition rate among affected children hit the highest numbers in recent years. According to the Humanitarian Response Plan (2018), more than 6 Million people were in need as of Jan 2018 of humanitarian assistance and protection and more than 1 million people have been displaced.