DRC, Somalia Integrated Emergency Response (protection) 2015-16

Projet terminé

Protecting civilians in armed conflicts and sustaining humanitarian access are key priorities for Switzerland. Through its support to the protection activities of the Integrated Emergency Response Programme implemented by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) in Somalia, Switzerland contributes to better protect vulnerable Somali women, men and children, focusing on internally displaced persons (lDP) and victims of abuse, destitution and gender based violence.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Droits de la personne
État de droit - démocratie - droits de l’homme
Droits de la personne (y compris droits des femmes)
Migration en général (développement et partenariats)
01.12.2015 - 30.11.2016
CHF  500’000

The number of lDPs in Somalia has reached the alarming figure of 1.3 million. This number is susceptible to increase due to the Yemen Crisis, continued fighting and the negative effects of the climate phenomenon El Nino. This multi-layered crisis is having a devastating impact on the livelihoods of women, men and children notably those living in appalling conditions in informal settlements. Further on, displaced populations are regularly confronted with forced evictions, harassments, gender based violence, food insecurity and diseases, with often little protection mechanism and system in place.


To enhance social support and protection mechanisms for the displaced and conflict­ affected women, men and children in Somalia, with a focus on prevention against, and response to, gender based violence.

Groupes cibles

42'000 women, men and children, with a focus on Internally Displaced Persons, GBV victims and deprived people living in informal settlements.

Effets à moyen terme
  1. Improved safety and security of people living in camps in Somalia
  2. Reduced incidences of Gender Based Violence (GBV) and improved support to GBV survivors
  3. Improved capacity of protection actors on human rights issues
  4. Enhanced Protection Cluster's Capacity to monitor and respond to eviction situations in Mogadishu
  5. Improved access to timely, appropriate and comprehensive emergency WASH, shelter, NFis and food security during a disaster in Somalia

Principaux résultats attendus:  

  • Solar lights installed in lOP camps
  • IDP camps fenced
  • Community watch groups trained
  • Support to GBV survivors provided
  • GBV comprehensive case management system in place
  • Duty bearers trained in legal aid and human rights
  • Advocacy activities conducted to inform key stakeholders against forced evictions
  • Emergency services and supplies transported and distributed (shelter, NFis, safe drinking water, agricultural inputs, etc.)

Principaux résultats antérieurs:  

Having supported DRC for almost 3 years in the frame of a mixed migration protection project in Puntland, Switzerland had the opportunity to verify DRC's effective ability to conduct protection related activities in the complex environment of Somalia.

In Puntland, the organization has successfully managed to respond to support refugees, asylum seekers as well as migrants who were victims of violations. DRC significantly contributed to the strengthening of the protection mechanisms benefitting these target groups.

Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Crédit Aide humanitaire
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
ONG internationale ou étrangère
  • Other international or foreign NGO North

Autres partenaires

Humanitarian INGO's, NGO's, Somali authorities

Coordination avec d'autres projets et acteurs

Synergies are expected to take place between DRC, the Somali authorities, members of the Return Consortium, and OCHA.

DRC is member of the Consortium forming the Somalia Resilience Programme (SomReP), the host agency of the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat and an active member of the Somalia NGO Consortium. All 3 initiatives are supported by SOC. In addition to enhancing Switzerland's leverage in steering these ongoing initiatives, this contribution will give SOC an opportunity to strengthen the complementarity of the IER with other humanitarian/development responses in the region, ensure that good practises are shared and prevent duplication from taking place.

Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF    500’000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF    452’232
Phases du projet

Phase 1 01.12.2015 - 30.11.2016   (Completed)