Horn Relief Reports & Updates
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Badhan Agreement between Sanaag Leadership and Horn Relief on the Closure of the Laas Qoray Jetty Redevelopment Project
On April 3, 2011, a meeting was held in Badhan, Sanaag region of Somalia between Horn Relief Founder and Board member, Fatima Jibrell, and 34 of the Warsangeli leadership to agree on the way forward regarding one remaining element of the Laas Qoray project, the future of the jetty equipment. The full video from this meeting and the discussions leading to the decision to sell the equipment can be viewed at this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_laVUE7vFM&feature=related. Also the Badhan Agreement and the Declaration from the Warsangeli leaders from this meeting is available below in both English and Somali.
Following this meeting, the Executive Director of Horn Relief, Degan Ali, issued an open letter detailing the history of the project’s closure and the rational behind the Horn Relief decision to sell the equipment. This letter is provided in both English and Somali in the below links for downloading. In addition to the letter, Horn Relief audit statement for 2009, which included the “Economic Reconstruction through the Laas Qoray Jetty Redevelopment Project” is also available below. For further information on the project and any of the documents, please contact Horn Relief at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Badhan Agreement on April 3, 2011 – Declaration from Traditional Leaders – English
Baaq Rasmi Ah - Shirka Odayaasha Dhaqanka ee Beesha Warsangeli April 3, 2011 – Af Somali
Open Letter from Executive Director on the Laas Qoray Jetty Project’s Closure – English
Warqad Furan - Faafahintii ugu Dambaysey ee Xiritaanka Mashruuca Hor u Marinta ee Dekada Laas Qoray – Af Somali
Horn Relief 2009 Audit Report, which includes the Economic Reconstruction through the Laas Qoray Jetty Redevelopment Project
Q & A on the Closure of the Laas Qoray Jetty Reconstruction Project – English
Guidelines for Cash Interventions in Somalia.
The “Guidelines for Cash Interventions in Somalia” developed by Horn Relief were commissioned by the Agriculture and Livelihoods Cluster and the Cash Based Response Working Group for Somalia. Horn Relief is also the chair of the Cash Based Response Working Group for Somalia. The Guidelines have been adopted by the Agriculture and Livelihoods Cluster as the official standard of good practice on cash transfer programs in Somalia
Environmental Study of Degradation in Gebi Valley and Sool Plateau: Sanaag Region of Northern Somalia.
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This study was undertaken by Horn Relief in order to contribute both qualitative and quantitative data and analyses of environmental change to discussions on policy and programme planning in Somalia. The study also provides a series of recommendations to governments, local communities, and the international community on ways to address the severe environmental degradation that has occurred in these areas. Though this study examined the Gebi Valley and Sool Plateau of the North, it is also appropriate to many other parts of Somalia because environmental degradation, after insecurity in some areas, remains the biggest threat to pastoralist livelihoods and the livelihoods of other rural groups. Furthermore, the study confirms Horn Relief’s own assumptions that the four-year drought (2000-2004) in the Sool Plateau and Gebi Valley and the resulting humanitarian crisis had a strong environmental dimension.
Cash relief in a contested area: Lessons from Somalia by Degan Ali, Fanta Toure and Tilleke Kiewied
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This Network paper was written by Horn Relief's Executive Director Degan Ali, former Program Assistant Fanta Toure, and Tilleke Kiewied of Oxfam Novib. The Network Paper describes an emergency cash relief programme carried out by Horn Relief and Norwegian People’s Aid in the Sool Plateau in Somalia in 2003-2004. The programme distributed $691,500 to 13,830 drought-affected households, making it the largest cash relief response ever mounted in Somalia. This document is published by the Humanitarian Practice Network (HPN), an independent forum where aid workers, managers and policy-makers in the humanitarian sector share information, analysis and experience. This and other HPN publications are available from the HPN website at www.odihpn.org
Horn Relief, A Practical Guide to Cash-Based Response in Emergencies, 2007. (Draft Version)
SomaliA News and Information
Following are sources of up-to-date information on Somalia.
NGO Consortium : The NGO Consortium is a network of local and international NGOs working in Somalia . The Consortium works toward harmonious and productive cooperation among national and international NGOs working in Somalia , in order to coordinate humanitarian and development efforts. The Consortium is based in Nairobi , Kenya .
Somalia Aid Coordination Body (SACB) The SACB is a network of donor groups, United Nations agencies, and international NGOs based in Nairobi , Kenya . The SACB was established in 1994 in an effort to improve the effectiveness and coordination of humanitarian aid and relief efforts in Somalia . www.undpsomalia.org
IRIN NEWS : The Integrated Regional Information Network of the UN provides daily news and regular analysis of current events in the Horn of Africa and beyond, focusing on humanitarian affairs and development issues. ( www.irinnews.org )
FSNAU : the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) provides regular updates on a range of food security indicators, including a monthly overview of the food security situation in Somalia and recommended national and international responses to prevent emergency or livelihood crisis. The analysis takes into account not only household food security but also market factors, political instability, and chronic food shortages.
FEWSNET : The Famine Early Warning System Network service is a tracking system that monitors factors such as rainfall, crop health, and commodity stocks and values to track measure livelihoods and track warning signals that can be followed to contribute to famine prevention. (www.fews.net)