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Emergency support to reintergration of returnees, IDPs host communities in Sudan

Emergency support to reintergration of returnees, IDPs host communities in Sudan

Full title of the project:

Emergency support to reintergration of returnees, IDPs host communities in Abyei region

Target areas:

Abyei region

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 493 471
Implementation:
01/01/2008-30/03/2009
Project code:
OSRO/SUD/804/CHF
Objective:

To facilitate the re-integration of returnees; enable returnees, IDPs and vulnerable host communities to sustain and improve their livelihoods as well as their level of household food security; and decrease their dependence on food aid.

Key partners:

Secretariat of Agriculture & Animal Resources, Abyei Community Action for Development, Department of Animal Wealth (Abyei), National Organization for Development and War Affected Rehabilitation and Development in Sudan.

Beneficiaries reached:

10 270 vulnerable households

Activities implemented:
  • Distributed 14.7 tonnes crop seed and 7 085 hand tools of various types to 2 380 households.
  • Provided 134 403 vaccines to community animal health workers (CAWHs) who administered them to 75 000 livestock (cattle and goats).
  • Purchased 150 goats from local breeders and distributed them to 50 returnee households.
  • Facilitated training of 90 CAHWs to bolster veterinary services in the livestock-dependent communities of Abyei.
Impact:
  • Enabled vulnerable households to cultivate approximately 1.93 feddans (0.81 hectares) of land.
  • Provided beneficiaries with an estimated 213.23 kg of food grains for 4.8 months.
  • Enabled CAHWs to check on 400 to 500 cases a year and sustain them through income generated from their work.
  • Improved overall food security of the project area and assisted the beneficiaries in becoming less dependent on food aid.