Lifesaving emergency intervention for most vulnerable Tigray conflict affected people (nutrition, cash and gender-based violence)
After more than 3 months of conflict, the humanitarian situation in Tigray remains precarious. 2.2 million people, predominately mothers and children, have been displaced from their homes due to the ongoing conflict. The problem has been aggravated by the shortage of cash (due to a sudden blockage of bank services), shortage of food and non-food items, closure of markets and shops, and the shortage of water supply.
The security situation remains volatile, with clashes reported in various locations across the region and reports of grave violations against civilians, including killings and sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) by armed men. Importantly, the incidence of SGBV violations is likely to be much higher, given the absence of service providers and the stigma associated with reporting these crimes.
1. Rehabilitation of 16,952 children under five years of age and pregnant and lactating women affected by moderate or severe acute malnutrition through establishing and/or strengthening therapeutic and supplementary feeding centers in the target project area.
2. Provision of multi-purpose cash to 1,918 crisis-affected vulnerable households to enable the fulfillment of immediate basic needs.
3. Provision of SGBV post-violence services in crisis-affected communities.
Screening of children under five and pregnant and lactating women for acute malnutrition
Admission and treatment of 2,160 children (1,102 female, 1,058 male) under the age of five affected by severe acute malnutrition at stabilization centres (SC) and outpatient therapeutic programs (OTPs).
Admission and treatment of 10,013 children under five 5 (5,107 female, 4,906 male) and 4,779 pregnant and lactating women affected by moderate acute malnutrition at food distribution sites/OTPs.
Procurement of necessary equipment and supplies to strengthen existing or establish new TFP (30 OTP and 8 SC) sites.
Provide child nutrition and hygiene education for 17,436 individuals (16,756 female, 680 male) at food distribution points, OTP and SCs.
Gender Based Violence/Capacity and Vulnerability Analysis and Protection of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse training for key stakeholders.
Post distribution monitoring.
Rapid Gender Analysis.
Distribution of dignity kits for girls and women of a reproductive age.
Awareness raising about available SGBV-related services and provision of psychosocial support for 120 individuals (61F/59M) through counselling services and clinical management of rape services for 120 post-violence rape victims (Women/Girls).
Tigray Region, Ethiopia
A total of 29,679 (23,010 women and girls, as well as 6,669 men and boys) will directly benefit from the project.
15.04.2021 – 31.08.2023
Austrian Development Agency (with funding from the Austrian Development Cooperation)
Lives of Tigray conflict affected people safeguarded as a result of life saving support in nutrition, unconditional cash support and protection
1. Improved access to nutrition services aimed at preventing, identifying and treating severe and moderate acute malnutrition among under 5 children and pregnant and lactating women.
2. Enhanced capacity of crisis-affected vulnerable households through unconditional cash support to meet their basic needs.
3. Improved prevention and response to SGBV in crisis affected communities
This project contributes to the following sustainable development goals (SDGs):