Disaster Risk Reduction & Emergency Response Program

Disaster Risk Reduction & Emergency Response Program

Major partners and donors of this program are Oxfam GB, ECHO, Care International, and UNICEF & CHF

Strategies:

  • Developing contingency plans for humanitarian emergencies in Somaliland and the region.
  • Building the capacity of HAVOYOCO staff to improve response to emergencies within the community.
  • Working closely with national emergency preparedness and response organizations
  • Enhancing the capacity of community preparedness and disaster management mechanisms.
  • Raise international awareness of humanitarian needs within Somaliland and the horn of Africa.
  • Address immediate humanitarian situations in Somaliland and the horn of Africa in partnership with stakeholders.
  • Support for more effective community and national responses to environmental threats, including policy advice to governments, and other stakeholders to strengthen environmental protection and incorporate environmental considerations into the sustainable development process.

Objective 1: To raise awareness of International community about the humanitarian needs of the communities whom HAVOYOCO works

Activities:

  • Regular rapid assessments
  • Local indigenous knowledge
  • M&E

Objective 2: To address immediate humanitarian situations in collaboration with other stakeholders

Activities:

  • Develop natural early warning system and information dissemination on time
  • Water trucking,
  • Food distribution
  • Nutrition
  • Shelter
  • Drugs and medical treatment (for both people and animals)

Objective 3: To upgrade/enhance HR capacity or / and promote institutional-community coordination

Activities:

  • Providing technical trainings for the departmental human resources of NERAD, DPPB, and  other relevant institutions
  • Establishing coordination systems between stakeholders; village up to national level, including  contingency plans
  • Improving the humanitarian issue related to cross-border programming
  • Establishing linkage mechanisms on early warning systems of both Ethiopia and Somalilan