Project profile — East Africa Drought - Humanitarian Response - FAO 2019

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East Africa Drought - Humanitarian Response - FAO 2019 - Overview
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (41301)
2019-07-09 - 2020-06-30
Country / region • Uganda (50.00%)
• Kenya (50.00%)
Sector • Emergency Response
Emergency food aid (72040) (100.00%)
Policy marker • Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) (not targeted)
• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
Description and results


June 2019 - Two years after the 2016-2017 drought brought Somalia and parts of Ethiopia to the brink of famine, severe climatic conditions are again pushing the Horn of Africa towards a major humanitarian emergency. Currently, an estimated 11.4 million people are facing acute food insecurity due to drought or displacement in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and Uganda. Without immediate humanitarian action, it is estimated that as many as 17 million people across the region could be acutely food insecure as soon as August. With support from GAC and other international donors, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is protecting the livelihoods of nearly 1.9 million vulnerable drought-affected households in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda. Project activities include: (1) providing cash-for-work and other income-generation opportunities to allow families to meet their basic needs without resorting to negative coping strategies, which can include early and child marriage or sex work; and (2) protecting vital livestock assets through the provision of feed, water and medicine, as well as efforts to cull herds where needed.

Expected results

Expected results for this project include: (1) decreased levels of food insecurity amongst drought-affected households; (2) increased ability of households to meet their basic needs without resorting to negative coping strategies; and (3) the preservation of vital household productive assets, including livestock. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crises or acute food insecurity.



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Planned Disbursement $0
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