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Multinational - Say No to Famine: Short-Term Regional Emergency Response Project (STRERP)
The project’s direct food, water, fodder and medical assistance will provide relief to meet the immediate hunger and malnutrition needs faced by affected communities. It will also provide food for more ablebodied members of beneficiary households to engage in restoration and creation of community assets that will assist the targeted communities enhance livelihoods, build resilience against future shocks. Various training programs will empower the vulnerable households and communities to increase knowledge on health, hygiene/WASH and nutrition, food security and livelihoods, entrepreneurship and marketing skills to contribute to building the participating households resilience to future shocks. It will also strengthen local markets and cross-border food provision transactions through extending local purchasing power (food vouchers) and sanitation at market places. These activities will deter involuntary resettlements across borders as communities are able to sustain their livelihoods within their habitat and prepare land for the next planting season, which will further trigger the local economy and drought resilience.