It is recognised in the current response to COVID-19 that both social protection and humanitarian actors must work together in different ways across the ‘nexus’ depending on country context, and that one actor alone cannot and should not do it all.
This Scoping Study and Sector Review presents a strategic analysis of the existing social policy landscape in Somaliland, aimed at informing the development of a Social Protection system for Somaliland and the formulation of a Social Protection Policy, by the end of 2020.
The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, has today launched at the presidential palace a nationwide social safety net programme, which is better known as “Baxnaano”, to help protect the poor and vulnerable families.
Early Friday morning, people in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi’s informal settlement Kibera began queuing for a food distribution. Residents said they had been waiting for it for over a week — the community elders had gathered their names, ID, and telephone numbers, initially promising a door-to-door delivery. The food was intended as a stopgap measure to help the many daily wage laborers living in the settlement that have been struggling as their work dried up in response to efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.
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.