BDRR - Borana Drought Relief and Rehabilitation Project, Ethiopia
The overall goal of the project is to contribute to preserving lives, maintaining school attendance and increasing resilience of people affected by drought.
The specific objectives are: 1. To ensure access to food and supplementary feeding for the drought-affected population in Yabello, Gomole, Dubluq and Dillo woredas of Borana Zone. 2. To improve Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services and practice of targeted population in Dbuluq and Yabello Woredas. 3. To minimize negative effects of drought on school attendance and maintain school performance of 950 students.
Individuals benefitting from project activities directly are 10.328.
Beneficiaries are living in 4 woredas of the Borana region ( Yabello, Gomole, Dubluq, and Dillo) in the far South of Ethiopia.
Implementing Partner of the Applicant: Spiritan Community Outreach Ethiopia (SCORE).
1_Cluster food and nutrition: 1.1.1. Establish and implement Cash-for-Work (CFW) program focusing on pond and pasture rehabilitation works while providing an income to drought affected households; 1.2.1. Prepare and distribute one healthy meal, prepared locally, per students per day in schools; 1.3.1. Train Health Extension Workers (HEWs) on Community-based Management of Malnutrition (CMAM) Approach; 1.3.2. Provide CMAM supplies like measuring tapes and weighting scales to Health Posts, monitor CMAM implementation in target communities; 1.3.3. Provide supplementary food for 300 undernourished children & pregnant and lactating women (PLW); 2_Cluster Sanitation and Hygiene 2.1.1 Establish, train and supply material to School WaSH clubs (in 3 schools & 1 hostel); 2.1.2 Rehabilitate 4 water points in 3 schools and 1 girls dormitory; 2.1.3. Construct 8 cattle troughs to separate human and animal pond water use; 2.1.4. Train and strengthen 4 water management committees; 2.1.5. Provide water treatment tablets to HHs; 2.1.6 Construct 4 gender-sensitive school/hostel latrines to separate boys and girls sanitation facilities; 3_Cluster Education in emergency 3.1.1. Conduct a "Go-to-school campaign" for 450 parents involving Borana traditional leaders; 3.1.2. Construct one dormitory hostel in Dhadim accommodating 30 school girls coming from remotest areas; 3.1.3. Rehabilitate Dubluq hostel for students having completed elementary schools and required to move to Dublug for high school.
The target region is currently highly affected by a succession of drought events. SCORE’s assessment findings indicate that the performance of the last Ganna main rainy season from March to May of 2017 was much below normal. Rainfall cessation time was early by nearly 2 months. Pasture for pastoralist livestock is critically short. Land was cultivated very late in all woredas due to the highly erratic nature of rainfall, and the already low body condition of oxen. Almost no crop production will be possible. More than 700 hectares of maize and 600 hectares of sorghum were destroyed by fall army worm infestation (FAW) in this season. While some water sources were replenished by rainfall, this presented only short-lived relief. Consequently, in some woredas like Dillo water rationing has started and most Borana woredas are expected to need water interventions within a short period of time.