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Reference : V-P-SO-E-00856
Date : 25/04/2017
Country/Region : SOMALIA
Caption : Anjaraale village, 15 km outside Baidoa. A man sits in his hut were he lives alone since his wife and eight children are in a displaced people camp in the outskirts of Baidoa town. The drought destroyed his harvest and he was forced to send his family to the camp where they receive food and water. He stayed at the farm to plough in prevision of the rain. He is part of ICRC cash grants programme.
Photographer : MOHAMED, Abdikarim
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, news release "Somalia: $100 cash grants will help 55,000 families overcome drought", 28 April 2017

"Mogadishu, Somalia (ICRC) - Drought-stricken families in rural Somalia have been given a lifeline via $100 cash grants to see them through lean times brought on by severe drought.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) this week provided the grants to more than 3,000 homes around Baidoa to help families cope during a time of emergency needs. The most vulnerable households will receive up to three rounds of cash support through mobile phone money transfers.

The debilitating drought in Somalia has left more than 6 million people at risk of malnutrition and has triggered massive displacements, mostly from rural to urban areas.

"Drought conditions have decimated family's livestock holdings and put people at risk of severe hunger. This cash infusion will help families get through the lean times so they can get the nutrition needed to outlast the drought," said Jordi Raich, the head of delegation for the ICRC in Somalia.

In all, the ICRC, with the support of the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS), will provide cash to up to 60,000 drought-afflicted families (360,000 persons), a $9 million infusion that is ICRC's largest-ever cash assistance program in Somalia. This grants complement work by the Red Crescent earlier this year to provide food for more than 160,000 people at risk because of the drought."
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