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Lifesaving and life sustaining integrated response to IDPs and host communities in North Baidoa


11/16 - 11/17


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This project will be implemented in Baidoa district, Bay region and is designed to meet the needs of both IDPS (70%) and poor host communities (30%) . NRC will select extremely vulnerable individuals (EVIs) through a predetermined beneficiary selection criteria and construct 270 transitional (Caarish) Shelters, with mud plastered walling along with local sticks and CGI roofing, which is culturally acceptable and most appropriate shelter typology in Baidoa. The shelters will be constructed through community driven approach and NRC will provide the beneficiaries with conditional cash to construct their shelters. NRC will cover the cost of skilled and unskilled labourers who will be engaged by the beneficiaries during the construction. Caarish shelter is a new typology in Baidao however similar designs are acceptable to beneficiaries. In order to progressively ensure ownership, NRC will start construction with piloting 20 Caarish shelters (size: 4m x 3m) and will take feedback from community and local authorities on the appropriateness. If these designs are found acceptable then construction will be expanded to include an additional 250 shelters otherwise if not found acceptable then the typology will be changed to typical transitional CGI shelters. Both the Caarish and the CGI shelters cost the same, though the Caarish are considered cooler and thus environmental more acceptable to the beneficiaries. A change in the typology type will therefore not mean any budgetary changes. NRC will also distribute household solar lamps to the same beneficiaries. NRC will as part of the planning process for this project ensure that the ICLA program supports the shelter component in obtaining secure land tenure for all the beneficiaries. As a result consultation with the local administration at the onset will be initiated to ensure that the appropriate documents for the land is provided by the local authorities as a means to securing a legally acceptable land tenure arrangement for the beneficiaries. Each household will be provided with a lease agreement document endorsed and recognized by the local authorities. To make the shelter support wholesome in line with the intention to ensure that each of the beneficiaries feels better protected as a result of this service, each of the beneficiaries will also be provided with a household solar lamp for use in lighting. Settlement planning training will also be incorporated in the project to ensure proper layout of the shelters and to provide necessary space for other facilities like WASH, Education etc. NRC will also mainstream the protection issues during the whole project life. The project principle objective is: Vulnerable displacement-affected populations in Somalia, including the hard to reach, have adequate physical protection, safety and privacy, and improved access to basic services through construction of culturally appropriate transitioal shelters. The project shall provide 270 households in Baidoa (approximately 1,620 beneficiaries) with housing ensuring that the type of housing improves their privacy, physical protection and dignity. The activities that will be implemented to ensure the delivery of the shelters shall be: Site Planning and building of communal infrastructure, land tenure consultations, cash transfers and all-inclusive community consultations. The owner driven construction approach shall be applied in the delivery of shelters, to ensure speed and timely completion of works , good quality , savings on purchases , comprehensive beneficiary participation and their capacity building.