This project is for the Provision of quality integrated nutrition services in selected health facilities in Waqooyi-Galbeed targeting acutely malnourished drought affected <5 years (boys and girls) and pregnant and lactating women through supporting 6 Health Facilities (HFs) and 1 Stabilization Centter (SC) in uncovered locations in Waqooyi Galbeed Region of North-West of Somalia. The intervention services will continue for 12 months and will include:
With support of the SUN Movement Pooled Fund (UNOPS), ANPPCAN-SOM is implementing the establishment of a Somaliland Civil Society Network for Scaling-Up Nutrition (SLCSN-SUN) project. The SLCSN-SUN will be responsible for ensuring a broad-based inclusive approach and encouraging effective processes across the SUN Movement and across stakeholder groups. It also encourages country-adapted alignment of CSOs in support of national plans that are based on realities/needs on the ground. It will contribute to ensuring nutrition remains high in national agendas and that grass-root perspectives inspire national advocacy efforts through CSO engagement. It will support CSOs to contribute to and lead in-country advocacy effort to influence global processes. The national alliances advocate for an increased focus on nutritional outcomes in national policies and programmes. Their member organisations amplify the voices of communities affected by under-nutrition and focus on the need for greater accountability to them. The network will be facilitated by both international and local CSOs who are actively engaged in scaling-up nutrition at country level.
Considering the prolonged drought situation in most regions of Somaliland. ANPPACN-SOM implementing nutrition program to respond the emergency nutrition situation in parts of Waqooyi-Galbeed region with UNICEF funding providing services in 3 health centers and 4 mobile teams.
According to FSNAU April 2017, Results from the post-Jilaal assessment and recent SMART surveys indicate that Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and Emergency (IPC Phase 4) levels of acute food insecurity persist in many areas of Somalia. In addition, a severe AWD/cholera outbreak is ongoing. While large-scale humanitarian assistance has reduced household food consumption gaps and contributed to reduced staple food prices, there remains an elevated risk of Famine (IPC Phase 5) due to the combination of severe food consumption gaps, high acute malnutrition, high disease burden, and reliance on humanitarian assistance. It is now estimated that approximately 2,510,000 people will be in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and 700,000 will be in Emergency (IPC Phase 4) between now and June. Furthermore, given the high likelihood that Gu production will be well below average, food security outcomes are only expected to improve modestly in July/August. Continued large-scale humanitarian assistance, including both food assistance and efforts to prevent and treat AWD/cholera, are needed throughout 2017.
ANPPCAN-SOM is a legally registered body in Somaliland and Somalia. It is a non-government, not-for-profit and non-partisan organization concerned with status of children and women in general and those in need of protection in particular.