INGO Calls Donors to Enhance Support for Resilience Interventions in line with Somalia's National Development Plan

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Wednesday August 23, 2017 - 10:58:27 in Latest News by SomaliUpdate Staff Reporter
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    INGO Calls Donors to Enhance Support for Resilience Interventions in line with Somalia's National Development Plan

    NAIROBI (Somali Update Online) — As Somalia remains in the chokehold of a severe, protracted drought, a leading International non-governmental organization calls donor governments to continue and enhance support for resilience interventions in

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Informal Internal displaced settlement in Baidoa. | RI Photo.
NAIROBI (Somali Update Online) — As Somalia remains in the chokehold of a severe, protracted drought, a leading International non-governmental organization calls donor governments to continue and enhance support for resilience interventions in line with the country's National Development Plan.
The recommendations were part of a report released by the Refugee International, a U.S-based refugee rights group.
Donor funding must support an integrated response, suggests the 16-page report, and one that includes sufficient funding for urgently needed interventions, including protection, GBV mitigation and response, and improved camp management.
"In order to address the increasing impacts of climate change in Somalia and the growing humanitarian needs resulting therefrom, donors should continue and enhance support for resilience interventions in line with the country’s National Development Plan.” It adds.
Crafted at the end of 2016, the National Development Plan in a nationwide three-years government strategy on development and poverty reduction. 
The writers of the report highlighted that more than 800,000 people have been forced to flee in order to reach lifesaving assistance. Many of these internally displaced persons (IDPs) have gone to urban centers that are under the control of the government and African Union peacekeeping forces. In cities like Mogadishu and Baidoa, the humanitarian community is struggling to keep pace with thousands of new arrivals in a challenging operating environment.
Without additional funds – along with a rapid scale-up of a more coordinated, better informed, and timelier delivery of protection and assistance, the report says, the risk of famine in Somalia will continue to loom.

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