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The initial emergency response involved meeting the immediate needs of the affected population through shelter and non-food items such as plastic sheeting, cooking sets, blankets, tarpaulins, jerry cans, sanitary items and sleeping mats.
In addition, we provided food assistance to prevent loss of life and improve nutrition, particularly for vulnerable groups such as pregnant and lactating women and children aged between six months and five years. The response reached internally displaced people living in resettlement camps whose shelter and livelihood options have been worst affected.
We were able to successfully increase access to safe water and appropriate sanitation and hygiene infrastructure and facilities affected communities.
Improving WASH facilities has helped address the immediate health concerns of affected communities and reduce the spread of disease, namely cholera and malaria. Moreover, community leaders were heavily involved in WASH services to help identify locally available materials that can withstand harsh weather and promote greater community ownership of project activities.
After the emergency relief phase, the response team worked with communities to build their resilience to climate shocks, food insecurity and poor nutrition.
They focused on providing pathways out of poverty by distributing productive assets such as seeds and farming tools as well as providing cash in exchange for work such as clearing debris and performing repairs. Affected communities were empowered with the capacity to adapt to changes and diversify their income.
children have been reached through education interventions and 102 classrooms have been rehabilitated.
people have been reached with health and nutrition interventions and 16,362 children aged under 5 have been screened for malnutrition.