SomReP aims to increase the resilience chronically vulnerable people, households and communities and systems in targeted pastoral, agro-pastoral and peri-urban livelihood areas.
Droughts in 2006 and 2008, followed by a devastating drought and famine in 2011 and the current drought in the region have helped highlight the weak human and institutional capacity, lack of effective policies and regulations at the government level geared toward supporting Somalia’s vulnerable populations and the increasing fragmentation and instability in the country. Many people have been unable to access humanitarian support, leading to significant population displacement and increased pressure on the limited resources that are still available.
However, the devastating effects of the country’s 2011 drought did helped stir momentum among regional and global organizations around building resilience. Humanitarian agencies began advocating for new ways to address vulnerability at the household and community level, especially the need to strengthen their ability to adapt to frequent environmental shocks in the medium and long term. In 2012, under World Vision regional “Securing Africa’s Future” initiative, seven leading international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) came together to form the resilience consortia known as SomReP.
Its members are: World Vision (WV), Oxfam,
Danish Refugee Council (DRC), Cooperazione Internationale (COOPI), CARE, Adventist Development Relief Agency (ADRA) and Action
Contre la Faim (ACF).