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works for the most vulnerable communities in Somalia. CED programs focus, but
not limited to the following:
Building, Capacity Building, Reconciliation and Demobilization.|
Food Security/Infrastructure rehabilitation.|
Somalia, illiteracy levels are high and primary school enrollment is estimated
to be 13.6%. Many Children in the urban and rural areas have no access to any
form of education. CED educational program interventions must reach communities
in rural and urban areas through the rehabilitation of schools, and provision
of furniture and educational materials such as textbooks and Computers. CED will
assist the functioning Primary/Secondary schools, Universities, Nursing Institutes,
Management Institutes and other educational institutes through workshops, seminars,
trainings, and promotion of girls school enrollment and the provision of equipment
and textbooks. This program will improve educational quality and increase the
Mogadishu and most other regions in the country, there are no vocational centers
to support skill training for youths to stand on their own feet and earn their
livelihoods. Therefore, there is a need of rehabilitating the vocational centers
and start skill-training programs.
was devastated by civil war and ongoing conflicts for the last 14 years. The war
left many poor children without parents and disabled children. Somalia has some
of the highest levels of infant mortality in the world and some of the poorest
educational opportunities. Thousands of children are living in destitution in
displaced camps or on the streets, especially in Mogadishu. Hundreds of disabled
children and orphans are also living in destitution and are deprived of a normal
family environment. In addition, children have been conscripted in to the militias.
The Children had no access to education and living facilities for years.
will support orphanage, disabled and street children to improve levels of education
in Somali Communities through student sponsorship, the provision of equipment
and furniture, textbooks, and learning materials enabling orphans, street children
and disabled children to improve their living conditions, commence and continue
their education without difficulties.
people affected by HIV/AIDS are increasing
year after year. A great number of the
infected adults and children live in Africa.
CED will implement HIV/AIDS awareness
rising to its educational program in order
prevent the spread of the HIV/AIDS in
Somalia which is deadlier than a war.
Somali people have been under a prolonged traumatic period of civil conflict and
other disasters such as famine, displacement and flooding. There are as many as
1.6 million Somali people who were internally displaced by the civil war. The
IDPs have no access to employment benefits and they constitute half of the people
living in a state of chronic humanitarian need. Their access to employment is
will initiate projects aimed at enhancing
the livelihoods of poor IDPs, women, fishermen,
traditional metal workers, shoe makers and
the marginalized groups by enabling them
to manage their own small business and stand
on their own feet in future. The program
will generate job opportunities for the
poor through the creation of small business
holdings and trainings to improve their
living conditions and lead self-sufficiency
in earning food for their families.
Building, Capacity Building, Reconciliation
Somalia has been in civil war for almost
a decade. There is still instability in
most parts of the country particularly in
the southern regions. CED plans to undertake
peace building, reconciliation, and demobilization
program through local media (radios and
magazines), conducting workshops and seminars,
drama, peace rallies, sports tournaments
the civil war, the food security in the country deteriorated due to insecurity,
floods, droughts and other natural and man-made disasters. The civil war further
destroyed the irrigation infrastructures (canals, sluice gates, culverts), access
roads, wells and water points. The subsistence farmers, have became victims in
the on going civil strife in the country, particularly, the southern parts of
the country. The economic situation of the subsistence farmers could characterize,
as the lowest income-generating group. This is due to the lack of resources, which
deny them to resume their activities.
is planning to implement programs aimed
at supporting the subsistence farmers through
extension training, the rehabilitation of
irrigation infrastructures, access roads,
and the provision of farming inputs. Besides,
CED will undertake projects that will allow
rural people to have access to potable water
through digging water well and water points
has some of the worst health indicators in the world, with life expectancy of
47 years, infant mortality of 132 per 1,000 live births, under five mortality
of 224 per 1,000 live births and maternal mortality of 1,600 per 100,000 live
births. High levels of maternal mortality are, in part, a result of the lower
priority given to women's health and the prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation
(FGM). Somalia has high incidence of tuberculosis, high levels of anemia, measles,
malaria, and cholera endemic. However, HIV/AIDS is less than 1%.
there is a high level of infant/child and maternal mortality in Somalia, CED plans
opening mother and child health/' outpatient dispensary (MCH/OPD) clinics to provide
with preventive and curative primary health group to vulnerable groups particularly
the mothers and children of the disabled, Internally Displaced People and impoverished
people in the community. Almost 100% of women in Somalia are estimated to undergo
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) of the pharaonic kind (the most severe form) between
the ages of 4 and 11 years. This practices is violence against women and thereby
a violation of human rights and also causes death. To eliminate this practices
in the long run, CED plans to organize workshops, symposiums and seminars on the
eradication of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
to the lack of central government for the last 13 years there are major threats
facing the Somali environment day after day. The major environmental threats include
burning of the forests and uprooting the big trees for charcoal which is currently
exported to foreign countries, severe land degradation caused by the crowding
of the nomads in the water wells and bore holes areas, the poaching of wildlife,
heavy cutting of trees for shelter livestock, foreign fishing vessels with sea
sweeping nets, and nuclear and waste dumping into Somali coasts.
CED will carry
out environmental conservation projects like awareness rising, sand dune fixation,
establishment of nurseries and tree planting.
Since the civil war in 1991, Somali society
suffered destruction of its social and economic
fabrics. Those affected most and continue
to suffer are women and children. Many women
lost their husbands in Somali war and they
are now the breadwinners of their families.
Although women constitute over half the
population of Somalia they are not afforded
the same basic rights as men. Education
discrimination and illiteracy inhibits their
participation in political life and their
ability to express their aspirations.
Women Development program is not a separate
sector. However, CED will give priority
to women/girls in all its programs (education,
capacity building/Reconciliation, income
generation, food security, health and the
environment protection) to reduce the poverty
for Women headed households and fight illiteracy
and help women to support themselves and
has been without central government for nearly 14 years. The fighting among rival
faction leaders resulted in the killing, dislocation, and starvation of thousands
of persons. Serious human rights abuses continued throughout the country for many
years. Many civilians were killed in faction fighting. There were numerous human
rights abuses in all over the country especially the south.
key human rights problems including the lack of political rights, some disappearances,
infringement of citizens' privacy rights, limits of freedoms of assembly, restrictions
on freedom of movement, discrimination against women, and the abuse of women and
children. Abuse and discrimination against ethnic minorities in the various regions
also exists in the country.
is currently working to implement civil
education and human rights awareness programs
in Somalia. CED will also conduct numerous
human rights campaigns and training activities.
CED human rights programs will enhance the
respect of human rights and will improve
the human rights conditions in Somalia.
has no government that supports the people affected by disasters such as floods,
droughts, famine and other man-made and natural disasters.
the sector of emergency aid/humanitarian
assistance, CED will immediately response
emergency cases and will provide reliable
support in emergency situations. CED assists
those in urgent need with food, medicine,
and other needed items to reduce the problems
that have affected the Somali people due
to the man-made and natural disasters for
the last 14 years.