Juba Foundation constructs 150 houses for IDPs in Barawe

The Juba foundation says it is distributing desperately needed relief supplies to thousands of people displaced by conflicts and droughts in the parts of the South West State of Somalia.

The Aid agency stated that 150 houses have been constructed and handed over to the Internally Displaced Persons in the town.

The non governmental organization has also constructed 20 latrines for the displaced persons. 

Juba Foundation (JF) is a national Non-profit and Non-political organization focused on livelihood and sustainable development. 

The organization was established in July 2004 in response to increased human suffering in Eastern Africa

It estimated many people have fled to more secure areas in the South-Central Somalia due to the ravaging drought, while others sought refuge in neighboring states and the capital, Mogadishu. 

The donors also propose to provide unconditional grants to women and young girls, train youth entrepreneurs on micro and small business enterprises and train local government officials.

Juba Foundation which was also incharge of operations of the Barawe Hospital has delivered a new ambulance to the hospital to help respond better to emergencies. 

According to the organization water treatment plant supported installed will provide uninterrupted clean water through kiosks to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Barawe. 

The construction was facilitated with the partnership of Mercy Corps, a global non-governmental, humanitarian aid organization operating in transitional contexts that have undergone, or have been undergoing, various forms of economic, environmental, social and political instabilities.

“Juba is delighted to be providing support which is highly needed by the victims of drought and conflict in this camp. We have built three water points where residents can access clean water,” said a representative of the Juba foundation.

The Commissioner and Mayor of Barawe Dr. Libaan commended Juba’s efforts and called on measures to be adopted to climate mitigation.

He said adaptation approaches are needed to ensure IDPs, migrants and vulnerable communities are better prepared to face the impacts of climate change and prevent further displacement.

“The construction of the 150 houses is significant to the displaced persons living here with us in Barawe,” said D. Libaan Abukar. 

According to available data there are ten IDP sites in Barawe hosting 1,559 households or 11,470 individuals.

The humanitarian community estimates that there are 2.9 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) across the country — this is on top of the over 1 million who have been displaced since 2021 due to drought. 

Armed conflict and climate hazards remain the top drivers of displacement, with increasing climate-related crises placing additional strains on communities.

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