CERF-funded Project


Provision of emergency healthcare services to mitigate the compounding impacts of the triple threat of COVID-19, locust and flood in selected districts of Somalia (20-RR-CEF-041)

Project overview

The project addresses the risk of outbreaks such as Malaria and increasing nutritional deficiencies, following flooding. With the locust infestation in the northern part of Somalia anticipated to move south, it also is expected to worsen nutritional intake with severe consequences for the population’s health. Strengthening health service delivery if done early and based on change in environmental risk, will be able to reduce the health impact on the populace. UNICEF will use the $2.2 million from CERF to assist 205,836 Somalis including 129,677 children (63,809 boys, 65,868 girls) and 7,205 pregnant and lactating women by supporting 10 health facilities, 4 cholera treatment centers and deploy 8 mobile outreach teams. UNICEF will distribute essential medicines, health kits (interagency emergency health kits and acute watery diarrhoea kits), vaccine and medical supplies. An estimate 40,000 under-one year-olds will be reached with age appropriate preventive vaccines, high-risk pregnant and lactating women with referral services and malaria prophylaxis.