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This report is the result of an Independent Evaluation of the Pilot CMAM Surge Model project conducted in two sub-counties of Marsabit between May 2012 and October 2014. Background  In May 2011, the president of Kenya declared the drought of 2010/2011 a national disaster. It is estimated that the 2011 drought in Kenya resulted in […]

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A complex environment in which to provide WASH services Somalia WASH sector is operating in an extremely complex environment where socio-economic, environmental and political factors place WASH actors under tremendous pressure. Somalia is a water-scarce country but it is also a country at war with collapsed infrastructure, limited sector governance and low availability of skilled. […]

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Background and Objectives Across all sectors, there is a concerted effort to develop the resilience of communities in the arid and semi-arid lands of Kenya, East Africa, and the Sahel. Although the concept of resilience is much debated, a consensus has not yet been reached on the precise meaning of resilience and what it means […]

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Background Based on the approach described in the Policy Paper for Nutrition Resilience a framework for Nutrition Resilience programming has been suggested below. The framework is designed to provide support to stakeholders implementing programme’s (Nutrition Specific and Sensitive) including elements for Nutrition and Nutrition Resilience. Both the Nutrition Resilience Policy Paper and this framework acknowledge […]

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How CLTS was introduced: In Somalia, a feasibility study was carried out in 2011 showing that the approach was viable based on a number of successfully triggered communities, despite reservations from local aid workers. A pilot intervention was implemented in eight communities in relatively stable parts of the country. Communities were apparently very willing to […]

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Executive Summary SNS activities to date have been primarily focused on delivering nutrition-specific interventions, namely management of acute malnutrition, promotion of IYCF, plus to some extent health and WASH intervention. Using the resilience framework in Annex 1. helps to illustrate where these current interventions fit when looking at the ‘bigger picture’ and where the opportunities […]

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Introduction Around the world, in multiple humanitarian crises and development situations, the issue of aid localization is crucial. Somalia is one such area where a growing number of Somali-led NGOs are looking to play a greater, more equal role in tackling the desperate situations that exist there, alongside their international counterparts, who currently lead the […]

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Background Northern Kenya is a region with immense potential in terms of its livestock production system, chiefly pastoralism. This region forms 90% of the Arid and Semi-arid area coverage of Kenya. ASALs are home to 20% of the Kenyan population and 80% of the livestock. Livestock production is the main source of livelihood for over […]

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The Department for International Development (DfID) committed to helping 60 million gain access to clean water and sanitation by March 2020. The focus is on reaching women and children in fragile states who are also affected by severe malnutrition and stunting. CHC worked with Oxfam GB in a bid to secure Oxfams involvement in the […]

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Evidence for the contribution of WASH to Nutrition outcomes, particularly reducing stunting, has been growing over the last 5 years. The WASH and Nutrition toolkit emerged from consultations with WASH and Nutrition professionals, both within and outside of UNICEF, to learn about their experiences and draw out the good practices on integrated WASH and Nutrition […]

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