CERF Allocation


Drought, 19 Feb 2021


ANTICIPATORY ACTION ALLOCATION: Beyond the current emergency, an even worse crisis is looming in the next months: Several climate forecasts predict the coming April-June rainfall season in Somalia to perform poorly as well. A second consecutive rainfall failure would further exacerbate the humanitarian situation and food security experts therefore predict that for the April to June period up to 2.65 million Somalis (21.5 per cent of the population) could face crisis or worse levels of food insecurity, including 400,000 likely to face emergency levels (3.2 per cent). These projected numbers of food insecurity surpass the trigger for the Somalia Anticipatory Action framework and the Emergency Relief Coordinator will therefore allocate up to an additional $20 million for anticipatory action to prevent such a severe deterioration of the situation. The AA allocation will leverage the pre-agreed action plan developed with different agencies to enable collective, timely, and adequate assistance in the face emerging needs. Notably, this is the second allocation for the anticipatory action framework in Somalia, demonstrating the concept is working and can reach scale. The AA allocation will complement the $7 million CERF RR and $13.3 million SHF allocations which seek to provide immediate support to communities already suffering severe water shortages, as a result of the poor October-December season. In addition, the up to $20 million AA allocation will assist those communities whose well-being, especially food security, is further threatened by the forecast poor March-June season. The joint AA and RR allocation show that the different humanitarian streams can work together and be complementary to achieve greater impact.

Projects included in this allocation

Organization Project title Code Amount in US$
UNICEF Provision of safe water, critical nutrition services, child protection support, and immunization and emergency health care in drought-affected districts. 21-RR-CEF-012 US$4,101,003 Read more
FAO “Emergency Livelihood Support for drought-affected rural populations in Somalia” 21-RR-FAO-008 US$3,000,000 Read more
UNHCR Protection Monitoring for corrective response management 21-RR-HCR-007 US$500,018 Read more
IOM Anticipatory Action on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) to prevent and reduce human suffering, through provision of clean safe water and hygiene promotion services 21-RR-IOM-006 US$2,250,135 Read more
WHO Prevention and Mitigation of public health risks of drought in Somaliland, Galmudug, Hirshabelle, Jubaland and Puntland 21-RR-WHO-010 US$2,000,000 Read more
UNFPA Gender-Based Violence (GBV) risk mitigation and strengthening of women and girls access to GBV services and Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM). 21-RR-FPA-007 US$750,000 Read more
WFP WFP Relief & Nutrition Response to Drought Affected People in Somalia 21-RR-WFP-008 US$7,400,099 Read more