Somalia Emergency Drought and Recovery Project (SEDRP)

Somalia Emergency Drought and Recovery Project (SEDRP)
Apr 2018

In 2017, Somalia risked and averted Famine. One key success factor was getting the right type and scale of assistance into rural areas – where famines start. FAO and partners mounted an unprecedented campaign to protect and restore rural livelihoods, delivering USD 143 million in assistance to 7 million people last year. This was fundamental as rural people made up 90 percent of Somalia’s most food insecure people in IPC Phase 4 (which precedes Famine on the IPC scale). Importantly, these families are also the workforce that feeds Somalia.

The World Bank was a top contributor. Its USD 30 million contribution to FAO in May 2017 under the “Somalia Emergency Drought and Recovery Project” has already reached more than one quarter of a million households. The ongoing project combines a strategic mix of assistance to address food security needs in the immediate and longer terms.