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Durable Solutions to Displacement in Somalia
In Somalia, decades of insecurity, and environmental and man-made disasters have resulted in a protracted humanitarian crisis and the internal displacement of 2.9 million people. Assisting the displaced, who face a myriad of destabilizing issues, including repeated evictions, limited access to basic services and rights, as well as inadequate housing, requires longer term solutions to enhance integration.
Only by aiming for durable solutions can we enhance more self-reliance and avoid repeated humanitarian interventions for displacement affected communities at great costs. In this context, the Danwadaag Durable Solutions Consortium works with the government and communities to enhance progress towards durable solutions and (re)integration for targeted displacement affected communities (DAC) in urban centres, in Benadir Regional Administration (BRA), South West State (SWS) and Jubaland State of Somalia (JSS).
This is achieved through an area-based approach, connecting long-term solutions to urban development processes, and fostering an enabling environment for locally led durable solutions through community engagement and government capacity building. Danwadaag implements integrated housing, land and property (HLP) initiatives, provides access to sustainable basic services and creates livelihoods opportunities.
Specifically, its livelihoods component consists of integrated, targeted interventions that foster financial inclusion and a leg up for the most vulnerable and marginalized to find a pathway out of extreme poverty towards more self-reliance.