Improving food security and healthcare access - RESTE
In Chad, almost two-thirds of the population are in a situation of acute or chronic vulnerability. Food insecurity, population displacements and the security situation are impeding the development of the country. In this context, the increasingly precarious situation of populations heightens the risks that they will develop alternative survival strategies, including rallying to violent radical groups, exploiting the most vulnerable, and the emergence of conflicts.
Through local development and improved access to basic services, the project aims to help maintain social and economic stability in the region of Lake Chad and the Sahelian strip to the West of the country. It is targeting young people and women in particular to improve their chances of access to a job or a lasting economic activity. Another component will look to improve food and nutritional security in the most vulnerable communities. The third goal is to increase access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene. Finally, it will aim to reinforce local structure governance and social cohesion in communities.
In August 2019, it was estimated that:
- 3220 jobs have been created and 5000 people were assisted to developed income-generating activities.
- 215 people are benefiting from professional training (TVET) and/or skills development.
- Eight industrial parks and/or business infrastructure were constructed, expanded or improved as well as 59 social infrastructures were built or rehabilitated.
- Seven local development plans were directly supported.
- 1551 people received a basic social service and 42456 people a nutrition assistance.
- 7939 people received food-security related assistance.
- 20 local governments and/or communities adopted and implemented local disaster risk reduction strategies.
- 96.2 hectares of land benefitted from improved agricultural management.
- 4556 people were reached by information campaigns on resilience-building practices and basic rights.
- 57 staff from local authorities and basic service providers benefitted from capacity building to strengthen service delivery with twelve institutions and non-state actors benefiting from capacity building and operational support on security, border management, CVE, conflict prevention, protection and human rights.
- 1320 people participated in conflict prevention and peace building activities. Seven field studies, surveys and other research were conducted.
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