The emergency situation in the Horn of Africa has crippled the livelihood of thousands of people leading to surge of unprecedented mass exodus across Somalia. Children are among the most affected subjects when it comes to draught and famine and they often face violence or abandonment. This project aims at supporting vulnerable children and youth in the draught-affected area of Galkayo North, in particular those exposed to violence, unaccompained and separated children (UASC) and children associated with armed forces (CAAF).
The main goal of this project is to build a safer future for children and youth affected by drought and to enhance community based mechanisms for prevention and response of family separation, family reunification and family reintegration in Mudug Region, Galkayo North.
Description of Activities:
In order to carry out this project, GRT is implementing different activities. In particular it is delivering psychosocial support through case management to orphans, street and unaccompanied children, GBV victims and children associated with armed forces. As well as this, GRT is conducting need assessments in order to better understand child protection concerns in Galkayo and providing training to local staff dealing with Child Protection.
GRT is also identificating foster families and providing them with training in order for them to be able to represent a short-term solution for children victims of violence.
The main beneficiaries of this project are the children and youth in Galkayo as well as Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and the staff of partners organisations as well as the the Ministry of Women Development and Family Affairs (MOWDAFA).