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UNHCR gives USD 580,000 for two projects in Mogadishu

 

AAH Somalia has received USD 584,934 from UNHCR for implementation of two short term projects to support livelihood of Yemeni refugees and Somalia refugee returnees from Kenya.

 

One hundred Yemeni refugees will be supported through cash-based interventions for self-reliance and primary education in Shangani and Bexani Districts of Mogadishu, Somalia through funding of USD 275,347. Fifty Yemeni refugee children of primary school age in the same area will also benefit from the three-month project that started in October.

 

At least 100 primary school age children will be going to school, while 100 Yemenis (and their households) will have increased livelihood opportunities, through interventions of the project. This is through business start-up or job placements to reduce their dependency on humanitarian assistance.

 

Another project seeks to improve the livelihoods of at least 100 adult Somali returnees from Kenya and 150 Somali returnee children of primary school age in the two districts. The support is provided using cash-based interventions for primary education and self-reliance. The project has received USD 309, 587.

 

At least 90 per cent children will be going to school, and up to 100 Somali returnees (and their households) will have increased livelihood opportunities. The beneficiaries will get business start-up or job placements aimed at reducing their dependency on humanitarian assistance.

 

 

Inspiring story ahead of the World Refugee day.