Nutrition response for drought affected population of Somali region, Ethiopia

Contract partner: CARE Österreich, Verein für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit und humanitäre Hilfe Country: Äthiopien Funding amount: € 650.000,00 Project start: 01.08.2017 End: 31.08.2018

Short Description:

Overall goal

The overall objective of this project is to reduce malnutrition related morbidity and mortality amongst children, pregnant and lactating women and other vulnerable groups in Fafan and Nogob zone of Somali region through timely intervention, following the Community management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) model.

Specific objective: To improve access to nutrition services aimed at preventing, identifying and treating severe and moderate acute malnutrition among children, pregnant and lactating women (PLW) and other vulnerable groups


Expected results

ER1: Rehabilitation of 17,650 children under five affected by moderate or severe acute malnutrition and pregnant/lactating women through screening and treatment.

ER 2: Capacities of health workers, health extensions and zonal level health bureau workers are strengthened in order to manage increased number of cases and provide a higher level of care for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) affected Children and pregnant women and young mothers.


Target group / Beneficiaries

The total direct beneficiaries of the action are 17.650 children under five and pregnant and lactating women, among them

- 9,720 children and

- 7,830 Pregnant and lactating women

Are supported with supplementary food.

Indirectly, the project aims to reach 88,250 individuals (families of direct beneficiaries of the action)

The implementing partner of the applicant is CARE Ethiopia.

The intervention takes place in Somali Region, Fafan Zone; Woredas Gursumand Gojiano; Nogob Zone, Woreda Meyu Muluke.



1.1 Mobilization and Screening of children under five and pregnant and lactating women for moderate or severe acute malnutrition; 1.2 Treating 100 children under the age of five affected by SAM at stabilization canters; 1.3. Distribute supplementary food to 17,650 SAM and MAM affected children less than five years and pregnant and lactating mothers at health posts and health centers. 1.4. Provide maternal and child nutrition education for emergency affected community of three woredas.

2.1. Provide supplies to 49 health posts/centers to enable them to treat SAM and MAM affected children as well as PLW 2.2 Provide basic training in Emergency nutrition assessment and management of Severe Acute Malnutrition to 80 professionals (Health workers, Health extension workers and woreda and regional level health bureau workers) 2.3 Provide on the job training and supervision for 60 government health workers .



The Deyr/Hagaya rains of 2016 were far below average, followed by another poor rain performance during the main spring rain Gu/Ganna rain. In the largely pastoralists areas of Borena and Somali, large numbers of livestock death were report. According to the agriculture cluster report by May 2017 35% of livestock have died within the region. On average households lost 40% of their livestock, with poorer households losing everything they had. Among the surviving animals, reports suggest that many animals have lost their cash value due to their weakened body conditions.

The humanitarian requirement document (HRD) published in January 2017, indicates that this year, there will be 303,000 cases of children under five affected by severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and 2.7 million cases of moderate acute malnutrition (MAM). 9.2 million people are in need of emergency WASH services and 4.4 million people will be affected by disease outbreak.


project number 2679-03/2017
source of funding AKF
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
modality Project-type interventions
marker Gender: 1, Reproductive health: 1, Poverty: 1
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