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This project titled “Emergency Life Saving Support to Drought and Conflict Affected Populations in Buurdhuubo” was planned from an assessment conducted by NAPAD in Buurdhuubo in consultation with (1) Agriculture and Livelihoods Cluster, (2) UNOCHA Officer on the ground. (3) FSNAU Officer on the ground. (4) Trócaire Health Offi cers in Buurdhuubo. (5) Representatives of the affected populations, and (6) local authorities, (4) NGOs, etc. The preparation of the proposal was informed by the report of FSNAU, which mentioned at the time of the preparation n o f the proposal the following facts: “According to FSNAU-Post-Deyr-2010-11 Technical-Report, there are 50,000 people in crisis in the rural livelihoods of Gedo region with 5,000 in HE and 45,000 in AFLC, which indicated a 67% increase in the number of people in crisis from the post Gu 2010.The above mentioned dire humanitarian situation was further aggravated by the effects of the recent violent conflict between TFG/ASWJ forces and AS in Gedo region. After AS lost control of towns in North Gedo, they started using unethical retaliatory measures such as blocking food coming from Mogadishu to Gedo region. After failing to deliver their food consignments to destinations in North Gedo, traders lost the will to engage in further trade activities; as result, a situation of near zero food availability in Buurdhuubo occurred. The resultant situation has led to extreme food shortage.

The main objective of the project was to improve food security and reduce vulnerability among poor riverine and urban poor households affected by drought and conflict in Buurdhuubo. The project was supposed to reach has 1500 (9000 persons) most vulnerable households in Buurdhuubo town and its vicinity, however, it reached 1,825 households instead of 1,500 but the total population remained the same (9,000 persons). This report is a final narrative report covering the period from 1st August- 31st October 20 11. In that period, the project distributed a total of 40 2.8 metric tons of food (Rice: 315 MT; Beans: 27 MT; Sugar: 24.75 MT; Wheat flour: 18 MT; Oil: 18 MT) to 1,825 hhs (9,000 persons) at the rate of 70 kgs of rice, 6 kgs of beans, 5.5 kgs of sugar, 4 kgs of wheat flours and 4 liters of oil per household per month for 3 months. The project was monitored adequately by NAPAD staff members who regularly prepared progress reports. All project activities were documented thro ugh filling correctly food vouchers and taking pictures of events. Mid-term narrative and financial report was submitted to CHF Secretariat on time.