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Reducing acute malnutrition amongst highly vulnerable drought-affected populations in South Central Somalia

In this 6 months project , ACTED intends to implement an emergency live saving intervention in Sanaag region (Puntland), targeting a total of 1500 households. The proposed action seeks to respond to the immediate needs of the newly displaced and contribute to stemming the tide of distress migration by supporting pastoralists where they are in rural and urban areas of Badhan, in Sanaag. Immediate access to food and water remain the key priorities. ACTED will focus on life saving activities supporting affected households to meet basic needs through short-term multi-purpose UCTs for 870 households alongside water trucking for immediate access to water and hygiene promotion to reduce the outbreak of water related diseases (for 1500 households). Under the proposed intervention, the REACH Initiative will use multi-sector and area based approaches in IDP settlements (to be selected on a needs basis) through the development of detailed information flows from and to IDP settlements, and the linkage of IDP settlement monitoring to rapid assessments.