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Somalia is a country that has been devastated by more than 27 years of civil war. Human development indicators remain the worst in the world and the humanitarian situation is extremely fragile: over 2.5 million people were displaced between Jan 2016 and 30 Jun 2019 and the country is cyclically affected by drought and frequent escalation of violence.
In response to this deep crisis, COOPI has been running emergency and long term resilience building projects including; health, food security & livelihoods, water and sanitation projects since 1984 to improve the living conditions of thousands of vulnerable families.
To address the lack of basic health care and clean water, we provide emergency medical services and outpatient treatment for HIV and tuberculosis. We also work to increase access to clean water through rehabilitation or construction of water points, emergency water trucking as well as promoting the spread of good hygiene practices and the construction of latrines.
In addition, in response to severe food insecurity, we provide unconditional and conditional cash transfers, provide emergency fodder for livestock, emergency water trucking for livestock, distribute seeds, agricultural tools and irrigation fuel vouchers, and train farmers and herders on good husbandry practices.
To respond to the emergency needs as a result of the prevailing drought and to protect livelihoods, COOPI is currently supporting 11,043 HHs (66,258 persons) in Bay, Banadir, Gedo and Togdheer regions with Unconditional and conditional cash transfers.
Since 2012, COOPI has been part of the SomReP (Somalia Resilience Program) consortium, with World Vision as its lead partner, with which we carry out resilience programs in Bay and Gedo regions. In Bay region, we intervene in 11 villages in Baidoa district, while in Gedo region, we intervene in 10 villages in Dolow and Belet-Hawa districts.
Since 2017, COOPI has been implementing a project in Mogadishu, promoting the reintegration of Somali refugees returning from Kenya and other countries of asylum through vocational training skills, business skills training and provision of business start-up grants to enable them engage in income generating activities.
COOPI has relocated the coordination office to Mogadishu, Somalia but however, maintains a liaison office in Nairobi.