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Safe drinking water finally arrives for thousands of Mogadishu IDPs

When she first heard the news, she told our project staff; “This is one of the best gifts I ever received. I have been in this camp for more than a year now and I have struggled to get water just like those before me. We spend a lot of time and energy to get water from any possible source. Now I can get clean water from the tank that’s just next to my house.” Fatuma is among 15,800 IDPs in Kahda, Dayniile and Dharkinley districts within Mogadishu City who will benefit from the integrated emergency package for displaced persons…

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Improving livelihoods and building community resilience in Hobyo

Humanitarian stakeholders estimate that around 4.6M people were food insecure in Somalia by september 2018, a figure that has dropped from 6.7M at the peak of the 2017 droughts. Despite this considerable improvement, the long-term impact of the 2017 drought on livelihoods has been substantial and will take several consecutive good rainy seasons for the affected communities to recover. CPD, as a key Actor in the country’s humanitarian circles, has been at the forefront of ensuring drought affected communities were given the necessary support to recover from adverse effects of the drought and boost their resilience against future shocks. In…

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Helping shape Somalia’s Humanitarian Agenda

In the humanitarian circles, you often hear the phrase “Coordination save lives”. One can only appreciate the true meaning and weight of this phrase when in a humanitarian crisis that needs rapid multi-Agency responses. CPD plays an integral role in the humanitarian coordination activities, often in support of UNOCHA. From being a member of the Somalia Humanitarian Country Team (HCT 2018) to leading in the cluster coordination systems for sectors such as WASH, Food Security, Shelter, Health and Nutrition at National, Regional and District levels, we shape the country’s humanitarian structure. Our humanitarian coordination efforts contribute to the strategic decisions…

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Rebuilding the broken walls, how CPD and its partners are contributing to the stabilization of Somalia

When we first set foot in Hobyo, accessing the town was an uphill task. Roads were impassable due to the build up of sand dunes, the town’s economy was reeling from the effects of years of neglect, conflict and piracy. Local communities had no chance to utilize the sea resources at their disposal. It was at the height of piracy and no development was welcome by pirate kingpins and other armed groups who made Hobyo and its environs a safe have due to its seclusion. In 2016, in partnership with the local communities, the Government and the Somalia Stability Fund,…

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Hobyo DPRC formed under the Wadajir Framework

An eleven-member District Peace and Reconciliation Committee was selected by the local community in Hobyo under the Wadajir project framework following days of consultative meetings in December last year. The meetings, which started on December 23, was officially opened by the State Minister for Internal Affairs and local authorities of Galmudug State Hon. Omar Mohamed. In his opening remark, the minister asked Hobyo communities to take advantage of the Wadajir project, forgive one another, and reconcile through the various reconciliation forums. He also advised eminent elders in the meeting to select a competent DPRC committee to lead the reconciliation forums.…

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Communities in Hobyo sign social contracts

Community members in Hobyo district of Mudug region have signed a 13-clause social contract after two months of intra and inter-clan reconciliation. The contract was signed by selected elders from the different sub-clans during the District reconciliation conference (DRC). The three day conference was held between 19th – 21 May 2018 bringing together over 100 participants drawn from the different community segments including women, youth, minorities and the disabled among others. The ceremony was graced by the Assistant Minister for Internal Affairs and local authorities of Galmudug State Dr. Mahdi Mohamud Salat, Hobyo DC Abdullahi Ahmed and his deputy Mohamud Awale. The…

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Teachers and school committees receive capacity building.

Drought and conflict made school enrollment rates in Somalia one of the lowest in the World. Only 30% of children have learning opportunities meaning up to 3 million children are out of school in the country. With the support of Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF), CPD equipped 21 teachers and school committees drawn from Mogadishu’s Kahda, Dayniile and Dharkenley with important skills. The Community education committees training held in late August focused on hygiene promotion, maintenance and management of learning spaces among other important topics. This will boost the capacity of teachers and school committees and help them manage the institutions…

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Vulnerable populations in Galkayo and Hobyo receive emergency WASH services.

Up to 30,000 people (21,000 people in Galkayo and 9000 in Hobyo districts) will be provided with clean water until November 30, 2018. Twenty chlorinators (14 in Galkayo district and 6 in Hobyo district) have already been trained on water chlorination and free residual testing methods. The aim of the training was to make the trainees understand the key principles of water chlorination, apply these principles practically in the field, perform the basic calculations required to support effective drinking water chlorination and also understand how to store and handle chlorine safely. IDPs in the two districts also benefited from the…

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