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Emergency project to provide life-saving shelter assistance to 43,800 newly displaced persons affected by floo


11/19 - 05/20


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Amid severe flood conditions that have displaced an estimated 273,000 persons in Hiran and 20,308 persons in Middle Shabelle as reported by OCHA in its Flash Update released on November 6th 2019, AVORD is submitting this time-critical proposal to provide life-saving shelter assistance to most vulnerable households in humanitarian crisis. In close coordination with the OCHA-facilitated Multi-Agency Flood Task Force (MFT), AVORD will adapt systematic approach to beneficiary selection with clear criterion to prioritize most affected households especially those from marginalized communities, female headed households and households with the largest number of children under the age of 5, older persons, and/or persons with disabilities. Mindful of the Somali context and utilizing its expertise in target locations, AVORD will pay attention to issues of diversity in the targeting process. List of beneficiaries along with their contact numbers will be availed to the Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF) and other actors responding in the area to avoid overlap. 7,300 registered household will be provided with 1 NFI kit comprising of 1 Plastic Sheet, 3 Blankets, 2 Sleeping Mats, 1 Kitchen Set, 1 Mosquito Net, 1 Solar Torch and 2 Jerry Cans with the capacity of 10 Liters each. The proposed content in each set is based on current Shelter Cluster standards for people in humanitarian emergencies. In addition to NFIs, emergency shelters will be constructed for 300 most vulnerable IDPs (150 households in Beletweyn and 150 households in Jowhar). Each shelter will be constructed using assorted local sticks of various sizes, 4 plastic sheets, 1 kg of Nails of size 5, 1 kg of nails size 6, a drum door, door hinges and outer buul clothing, as per the BOQ and technical designs uploaded along with the present proposal. In the construction of these shelters, the project team will ensure adequate separation between individual household shelters and that pathways exist to provide all-weather access to individual dwellings and facilities. AVORD will closely coordinate with relevant line ministries of Hirshabelle to secure land tenure for a minimum of 3 years before the construction of emergency shelters. The effectiveness of the aid package will be ascertained through Post Distribution Monitoring exercise thus ensuring that beneficiaries access their services safely and in a dignified manner. An elaborate feedback and complain mechanism will be setup to ensure accountability to the affected population. In the delivery of the proposed package, AVORD will seek Integration with other clusters and own interventions in the region to ensure complementarity, value for money and efficiency of the response.