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Durable solutions that bring them back into mainstream life and address underlying causes of their displacement and its protractedness

Sustainable economic & social re-integration into mainstream society through a participatory process with security, access to service

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What problem does the idea help to solve and how does your solution work? (2,000 characters maximum)

Assessment Findings The anarchic and violent environment caused massive population movements. Over one million Somalis fled the country and became refugees, mostly in neighboring countries while internal displacement was the only option left for those who did not have the means to travel abroad. In this environment, civilian populations, alien to the conflict became the target of serious violations of International Humanitarian Law and of basic Human Rights. Execution, looting of property, physical attacks, rape and other serious abuses became rampant. Furthermore, the civilian population found itself in the middle of cross-fire and bombardments from the different militias and had very little means to defend and protect themselves. 80% of the Internally Displaced Persons are urgently required assistance and durable solution as well as community reintegration initiatives. 70% of these families are dependent on one person specially Woman as the breadwinner and they consume one meal, as often the case, or two meals per day. 95% are in debt The debt is mainly concerned the debt is mainly concerned for medical care, clothing and food. Some of the respondents claim they are in long standing debts. Though they try to repay their debts, however, most of them struggle to clear these debts. 100% of the respondents do not own their own houses & they are living in governmental buildings (abandoned former government offices, schools and hospitals) Most of them live in slums. SOHRA with the Help of Financial Support from NORWEGIAN REFUGEE COUNCIL & UNHCR planned to cover the fundamental base of Internally Displaced Persons as well as Host community with initial program entitled one thousand (1000) Internally Displaced Persons & Host community Families based programs involvements of Micro Enterprises that will run 12 months . first Installments will be USD$400 after 6 Months as profitable as enterprises then second installments will be provided USD$400

Geography of focus (500 characters)

This Idea is mainly targeted to Somali Internally Displaced Persons who had been suffering continually Movement and they are the most vulnerable community affected by War, Drought and /or Flood. s. The target location of the Project beneficiary is IDPs camps settled outskirts of Mogadishu Somalia

Building Bridges: What bridge does your idea build between people on the move and neighbors towards a shared future of stability and promise? (500 characters)

The Idea is focused to improve Economically, peaceful,Security,Socially ,general Condition of Host community and Community Integration initiatives The target group and Host community will engage small business as start up entrepreneurs while Those who has skills will provide basic needs to manage and earn the impact of their works and other group will provide means to cultivate their farms

What human need is your idea solving for? (1,000 characters)

The idea will deeply solving the main basic needs of human beings by involving of livelihoods. The main sectors of the human needs are as follows 1) engagements of family based Micro enterprises 2) skilled people will involve what skill they know 3) small scale farmers will involve cultivating and crops production initiative Our approach is engagement of the person with what skills might be known With implementation of the above mentioned strategy and accessibility of requirements of Funds are definitely success the Goals of BridgeBuilder in the year of 2019 with the improvements of the socioeconomic of Somali Internally Internally Displaced Persons and Host community

What will be different within the community of focus as a result of implementing your idea? (1,000 characters)

Monitoring & Evacuation activity will be our main measurable tool by the following strategic focuses : Two members of project beneficiaries, two members of Host community, two members of local authorities and two members of SOHRA BOD and Funding Agency with external Evaluate will monitor ongoing project activities on weekly basis. SOHRA staff will conduct routine monitoring visits to the project on by weekly or monthly basis. The above process will enable the project stakeholders to ensure that ongoing project activities are leading towards achievements process..Two members of project beneficiaries, two members of Host community, two members of local authorities and two members SOHRA BOD will monitor ongoing project activities on weekly basis This will follow Financial and progressive Reports to be measurable for implementation of project life cycle

What is the inspiration behind your idea? (1,000 characters)

Without ensuring and covering the basic needs of Internally Displaced Persons then there will not be durable Solution the people on move . Thought always the people on move are vulnerable group of society SOHRA in close collaboration with district authorities, Host community, and Internally Displaced Persons elders will select 1000 IDPs females headed households with host community Mogadishu. SOHRA together with other project stakeholders set selection criteria, which might be, included the following points The Family must be really Internally Displaced Persons/Host community The Family must be settled in target IDPs settlement If host community is selected as project beneficiary, must be engaged some kind of work /activity to earn daily livelihood The IDPs Family must be fair, bring guarantor

Describe the dynamics of the community in which the idea is to be implemented. (1,000 characters)

The target Community of the project had been settled in outskirts of Mogadishu mainly. Afgooye corridor. The group has been settled since 2007 And moved from different locations in southern regions in Somalia The main locations moved are Bay, Bakool, Middle Jubba , Lower Jubba and Lower Shabelle . All these areas were happening clan based Fighting , political fighting and Religious Conflicts while some locations have been stoked by great Droughts that led them to be poverty and seeking daily work for Mogadishu residence in Mogadishu. In Female of this group seek hard working for hand washing cloths, work in low cost of house maiden While the male wok for hard working as porter in markets of Mogadishu while other assist technical mason and well experienced carpenters The work they do couldn’t earn any covering of daily livelihood The children of these Internally Displaced Persons do not go to school and had never been attended at Madarasa, Thought the child works as street

How does your idea leverage and empower community strengths and assets to help create an environment for success? (1,000 characters)

SOHRA will mobilize the community and share with them project objectives, target beneficiaries, and expected results. After promoting project objectives, then a baseline survey will be conducted with the assistance and establish benchmark for future monitoring and evaluation. Among other things, the following strategies will be applicable through the project implementation to ensure the project success: SOHRA in close collaboration with local authorities, Host community, and IDPs elders will select 1000 IDPs females headed households and Host community in Mogadishu. SOHRA together with other project stakeholders set selection criteria, which might be, included the following points. *The Family must be really Internally Displaced Persons * The Family must be settled in target IDPs settlement *If host community is selected as project beneficiary, must be engaged some kind of work to earn daily livelihood The IDPs Family must be fair, bring guarantor preferably clan Elder or

What other partners or stakeholders will work alongside you in implementing the idea, if any? (1,000 characters)

Currently we are partnership with Norwegian Refugees Council (NRC) and UNHCR in humanitarian Response for Internally Displaced Persons NRC/UNHCR will support Training of the Target Beneficiary, Supply of Shelters, House Utilizes, Water and sanitation and so on We will carry out all other contributions including and administration and management of Projects direct implementation of the target project

What part of the displacement journey is your solution addressing

  • Arriving and settling at a destination community

Tell us how you'd describe the type of innovation you are proposing

  • Systems design: Solutions that target changing larger system

Idea Proposal Stage

  • Pilot: We have started to implement the idea as a whole with a first set of real users. The feasibility of an innovation is tested in a small-scale and real world application (i.e. 3-15% of the target population)

Group or Organization Name

Somali Human Rights Association(SOHRA)

Tell us more about your group or organization [or lived experience as a displaced person?] (1000 characters)

Somali Human Rights Association (SOHRA) Founded on 8 April 2002 Based in Mogadishu, Somalia. Vision: Elimination of culture of impunity throughout Somalia and contribute to durable solutions for the civilian population - assisting them in obtaining their rights. Mission :To enhance peaceful coexistence of all PoC in South Central through emphasizing the importance of Monitoring & Reporting for Human Rights violations/Abuses and Environmental Protection advocacy along with Partnerships establishment of development actors at national and regional level through Advocacy campaigns for Inclusion of areas hosting persons of concern in national development policies. SOHRA conduct for Monitoring & Reporting of Internally Displaced Persons affected by Man-made or/and Natural Disasters. Since 2006 we were registered by UNHCR as Partnership with Code number of SOHRA PMN053. Really, we have long experiences with dealing with Internally Displaced Persons and activity had been supported

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Type of submitter

  • We are a registered Non-Profit Organization

Organization Headquarters: Country


Organization Headquarters: City / State

Banadir Mogadishu


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Hi Abdullahi Abukar, welcome to the Challenge. We wish you success in your good work!

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Thank you very much NDEF Cameroon Brother ,