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Somalia-Improve and maintain optimum child and maternal nutrition status for U5 boys and girls and PLWs by ensuring access to and utilization of a quality integrated Basic Nutrition Services Package in all regions of Somalia project.

Project Duration : Jan 2013 - Dec 2013

Appealing Agency : UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN%S FUND (UNICEF)

Project Title : Improve and maintain optimum child and maternal nutrition status for U5 boys and girls and PLWs by ensuring access to and utilization of a quality integrated Basic

Nutrition Services Package in all regions of Somalia

Project Code : SOM-13/H/56684

Sector/Cluster : NUTRITION

Objectives : To improve and sustain access and utilization for PLWs and U5 boys and girls of integrated essential quality nutrition services in all regions in Somalia 2013-2015;To enhance resilience and access to BNSP prevention and treatment services at the

community level for PLWs and U5 boys and girls by strengthening nutrition

knowledge, care practices and community capacities ;To enhance enabling

environment and strengthen capacity and coordination of nutrition partners and line

ministries to ensure provision of quality BNSP services

Beneficiaries Total : 330,000 People in need

Children: 180,000

Women: 150,000 Men

Implementing Partners AFREC; Agrosphere; ANPPCAN Som-Chapter; ARD; AYUUB; BBC World Service

Trust; BHDC; BMO; CAFDARO; CEDA; CESVI; CISP; COSV; CRO; DEH; DIAL;

EPHCO; ERDO; FERO; GMPHCC; GRRN; HACDA; HARD; HEAL; Himilo; HIRDA;

HODMAN; HOPEL; HRDO; IMC; JF; JPDO; JS; KVO; Medai

Current Funds Requested : $34,614,728.00

Location : Multi Zone

Priority : A - HIGH

Gender Marker Code : 2a - The project is designed to contribute significantly to gender equality

Contact Details : Peter Hailey, phailey@unicef.org, 252006006

Needs

Although conditions have improved considerably since 2011, the food and nutrition security crisis has not ended and

Somalia still has some of the worst nutrition indicators in the world. Prevalence of acute malnutrition among boys and

girls in Somalia has decreased significantly since the famine, but a mix of factors contribute to the continued dire

situation, including ongoing fighting; lack of humanitarian access; reduced coping mechanisms; poor performance of

crops; lack of access to markets; high food prices; restriction of commercial and population movements; persistent high

morbidity and sporadic disease outbreaks; lack of income generating opportunities; and deep rooted poverty. Based on

the FSNAU Gu 2012 analysis, an estimated 236,000 (16%) boys, girls are currently acutely malnourished and need

specialized nutrition treatment services. Of the 236,000 children, 54,000 (3.5%) are severely malnourished requiring

lifesaving interventions while 182,000 are moderately malnourished. About 71% of these malnourished boys and girls are

located in south Somalia. Post Gu analysis established a higher proportion of acutely malnourished PLW (MUAC

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Date:May 28, 2013
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