The COVID-19 Global HRP is a joint effort by members of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), including UN, other international organizations and NGOs with a humanitarian mandate, to analyse and respond to the direct public health and indirect immediate humanitarian consequences of the pandemic, particularly on people in countries already facing other crises.
Dinsoor district communities have been affected by both insecurity and recurrent droughts, having a negative impact on purchase power and access to basic needs. The consecutive underperforming rains in the agro-pastoral area left many households with no source of livelihood and no means of sustaining their families’ basic needs. To alleviate the pressure in the area, ACTED has been organising unconditional cash transfers for 1,614 vulnerable members of the Dinsoor community between September and February 2020.
The Federal Government of Somalia defines social protection as “government-led policies and programs, which address predictable needs throughout the life cycle in order to protect all groups, and particularly the poor and vulnerable, against shocks, help them to manage risks, and provide them with opportunities to overcome poverty, vulnerability, and exclusion”.
Somalia caught the world’s attention in 2011 when a famine killed over a quarter of a million people. The country has been struggling with extreme weather changes, violence and disease for nearly 30 years and is increasingly subject to severe climate shocks that are worsening a prolonged humanitarian crisis.
The goal of this report is to further understand protection issues in Somalia and Somaliland. It analyses the implications that CVA have on gendered protection issues in the region. This report is structured in a reflection of that goal. Following the executive summary, a brief introduction was offered. The section that follows the introduction offers a detailed overview of the methodology used for this research.
The Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) Annual Report summarises our principal research and non-research work in 2018–2019, during which we concluded a two-year Integrated Programme (IP) of research on local humanitarian action. Our work explored concepts such as ‘local capacity’, ‘dignity’ and ‘complementarity’ to better inform how international and local organisations might work in mutually supporting ways.