updated 1:42 PM MDT, May 28, 2017

EU launches re-integration projects worth €33 million in Somalia



In an event in Mogadishu on 5 April, five projects under the EU Trust Fund RE-INTEG

Programme facilitating reintegration of displaced people were launched. The €33 million

allocated to these projects will ensure access to basic services and promote viable

livelihoods for 300,000 people in displacement affected communities countrywide,

including those affected by the drought.

"This is what the projects we are launching today are all about – strengthening the voice

and capabilities of displacement-affected communities in order for them to play an active

role in the development of Somalia.” - Veronique Lorenzo, EU Ambassador

Responding to urgent reintegration needs with long-term support

The five RE-INTEG grant projects that were launched are providing long-term support to

the urgent challenge of sustainable and durable integration of returnees and IDPs in

Somalia and aims to anchor populations within the country. The projects will be

implemented by five consortia led by Norwegian Refugee Council in Jubaland, Concern

Worldwide in South West, UN Habitat in Banadir, CARE in Galmudug and Puntland and

World Vision International in Somaliland.

RE-INTEG will support reintegration through the following activities, among other things:

 Education and vocational training

 Health and nutrition

 Access to water and hygiene

 Shelter and housing

 Gender based violence prevention and child protection

 Social cohesion and cooperation with local authorities

Background

The €50 million RE-INTEG Programme is funded by the EU Emergency Trust Fund for

Africa. This initiative is part of the Regional Development