EU launched a 13 M Euro project in Benadir region aimed at integrating displaced people
Reliefweb, 15 Sep 2017
The Benadir Regional Administration (BRA) officially started implementation of a €13.3 million project funded by the European Union to assist displaced people to integrate into communities, which will be carried out in partnership with UN agencies and NGOs.
This EU-funded project, directly aligned with the National Development Plan of Somalia, will benefit displaced people and host communities alike, through the provision of employment opportunities and greater access to basic services such as affordable housing, protection, GBV prevention, legal assistance and improved livelihood opportunities. In total, it is expected that more than 84,000 people will benefit from this project.
“With this project, the EU shows the importance that it attaches to affording opportunities to people who have been forced to leave their homes because of conflict or drought. I would like to commend the solidarity and generosity of the Benadir Regional Administration. We fully support its belief of the economic and social benefits that displaced people can bring to the communities hosting them" - Pilar Palmero, Head of Cooperation, EU Delegation to Somalia.
The project is implemented by a UN-Habitat-led consortium that includes UNDP, UNHCR, CESVI and local organisations SWDC and SIDO.