On November 6, 2021 – the second phase of support for locust-affected households was launched in Baidoa.

The second phase of the locust-affected families project was started on November 6, 2021, during a ceremony in Baidoa, the capital city of South West State.

The first phase provided $ 60 per month for six months to 102,000 people in 42 districts across Somalia.

In Phase 2, the government has now secured financial assistance from the World Bank, allowing them to reach 160,000 more households in 48 districts across Somalia.

Labor and Social Affairs Ministers from federal member states Puntland, Jubbaland, Hirshabelle, Galmudug, and Southwest attended the project’s launch and praised the government’s support for vulnerable and crab victims.

Mr. Abdiwahab Ugas Hussein Ugas Khalif, Federal Government of Somalia’s Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, stated that the government was successful in responding immediately to the impact of the locust on vulnerable groups. “This project will assist the poorest people in the poorest communities in remaining in their communities and reclaiming their agricultural, livestock, and other resources,” stated Minister Abdiwahab Ugas Hussein.

The launch of the second phase of the project, according to the Speaker of the South West Parliament and Acting President, Ali Said Fiqi, is a significant step in protecting the community from being damaged by the locusts.



For more information please contact:

Iman Mohamed Jama

MoLSA Communication Specialist


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