Horn von Afrika: Zwei humanitäre Helfer der DEZA erzählen von ihrer Arbeit

Artikel, 19.08.2016

Die internationale Gemeinschaft begeht am 19. August 2016 den Welttag der humanitären Hilfe. Bei dieser Gelegenheit würdigt die DEZA ihre Mitarbeitenden, die humanitäre Hilfe leisten. Natacha Pugin und Abdi Kunow setzen sich täglich für die Nahrungsmittelhilfe am Horn von Afrika ein.

Eine Frau im Spitalbett mit ihrem Sohn auf dem Schoss. Beide sind stark unterernährt. Sie werden in einem Spital in Mogadischu in Somalia behandelt.
Das Welternährungsprogramm der UNO richtet sich 2016 an 1,4 Millionen Menschen in Somalia, die an Hunger leiden. © WFP/Barry Came

Im Rahmen der Schweizer Entwicklungszusammenarbeit leisten mehrere Hundert Expertinnen und Experten humanitäre Hilfe. Sei es in Bern oder im Ausland, als Mitglieder des Schweizerischen Korps für humanitäre Hilfe vor Ort oder in Reserve, arbeiten diese Männer und Frauen in den verschiedensten Bereichen in allen Ländern der Welt, wo Hilfe gebraucht wird.

Das Horn von Afrika ist mit einer Vielzahl von Krisen konfrontiert: Naturkatastrophen, Konflikte, extreme Armut. Somalia ist das Epizentrum der humanitären Katastrophen dieser Region und verzeichnet weltweit die höchste Unterernährungsrate. Die UNO geht von 4,7 Millionen Menschen aus, die in Somalia humanitäre Hilfe benötigen, was 40% der Bevölkerung entspricht.

Wer sind die Helferinnen und Helfer, die sich in diesem schwierigen Kontext engagieren? Wie und woran arbeiten sie? Welches ist ihre Motivation? Fokus auf die Arbeit von zwei Experten der DEZA am Grossen Horn von Afrika.

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Natacha Pugin

Funktion: Mitglied des Schweizerischen Korps für humanitäre Hilfe, im Einsatz für das Welternährungsprogramm der Vereinten Nationen in Somalia

Arbeitsort: Nairobi, Kenia. Gelegentliche Reisen nach Somalia

Dauer der Mission: 12 Monate

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Kunow Abdi

Funktion: Beauftragter des Programms für Ernährungssicherheit für das Horn von Afrika, Schweizer Kooperationsbüro in Kenia

Arbeitsort: Nairobi, Kenia – Reisen am Horn von Afrika (Nordkenia, Somalia)

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Projekte der DEZA am Grossen Horn von Afrika

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Anti-Corruption Support

01.05.2015 - 31.03.2020

This intervention aims at fostering an institutional and social environment that is increasingly adverse to corruption. Support to reform-oriented “duty bearers” – by strengthening the technical and procedural capacities of the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) - will be combined with activities enhancing collective action by supporting the private sector for a more transparent business environment and a multi-media campaign inspiring behaviour change of citizens (“right holders”) to strengthen integrity.


Geplantes Projekt

Strengthening Drought Resilience of the Pastoral and Agro-pastoral Populations in the Lowlands of Ethiopia (Somali Region)

01.02.2015 - 31.12.2026

Through capacitating local natural resources management institutions, the Strengthening Drought Resilience project aims at ensuring resilient and sustainable livelihoods and food security of drought affected pastoralist and agro pastoralist communities in the Somali region of Ethiopia. The project is managed by GIZ through delegated aid cooperation and implemented through government/public institutions, local civil society and non-governmental organizations.


Good financial governance – accountability and mobilisation of state revenue

01.02.2015 - 31.07.2020

The project will address the challenge of efficient allocation of resources and lack of accountability in the financial management of public bodies. It plans to do so by improving external and internal audits, increasing local revenue mobilisation and strengthening local government-citizen dialogue on transparency and accountability issues. The project will be implemented by the GIZ and is funded by the European Union, Germany and Switzerland.


Empowering Media in Tanzania - EMT

01.08.2014 - 31.12.2020

Information provided by media contributes to improve government accountability and people’s livelihoods by providing relevant information to citizens. Yet, the media sector faces challenges including a restrictive legal environment, low professional standards and lack of economic viability. This is a contribution towards addressing those key challenges through partnering with UNESCO, Tanzania Media Foundation and the Media Council of Tanzania.


IGAD-FAO Partnership Programme (PP) on Building Resilience for (Agro-) Pastoralist Communities

01.06.2014 - 31.12.2020

IGAD and FAO will jointly contribute to build resilience of communities in the Horn of Africa’s cross-border areas by addressing marketing and trade, transboundary animal diseases and natural resources management. It will also contribute to strengthen the capacity of IGAD specialized agencies to lead the regional agenda for the improvement of cross-border pastoral livelihoods.


Institutional Strengthening of IGAD

31.05.2014 - 31.12.2020

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is a sub-regional organization in the Horn of Africa. In line with Switzerland’s decision to increase its engagement with IGAD, the proposed contribution aims at strengthening the organization institutionally based on its political legitimacy, thematic relevance and capacity to contribute to peace and development in one of the world’s most fragile regions.



JPO Programme, Volées 2013-2018, Humanitarian Aid HA

01.09.2013 - 31.12.2019

The aim of the programme is to increase Switzerland's presence within the UN system. This measure also meets the more general aim of strengthening the influence and quality of Switzerland's political dialogue with the target agencies. The JPO programme will eventually serve to intensify this political dialogue and increase Switzerland's capacity to monitor the work of agencies through direct contact with the JPOs recruited through this programme.


Strengthening Smallholders through MVIWATA

01.08.2013 - 31.12.2019

Over the last 21 years small scale farmer men and women have organized themselves from village to national level in MVIWATA, the Tanzanian Network of Small Scale Farmers’ Groups. SDC’s program contribution to MVIWATA aims at strengthening the capacity of the network to empower its members technically, economically and politically in farming matters in order to contribute to independent problem solving and trigger more pro-poor agricultural sector policies and growth.


NETCELL – Strengthening malaria control

01.04.2013 - 31.03.2020

The Government of Tanzania together with Partners has developed a comprehensive malaria control system based on two pillars: 1) vector control (largely based on prevention through Insecticide Treated Nets (ITNs) distribution campaigns and vouchers) and 2) case management (proper diagnosis and effective treatment). SDC has supported decisively this effort since 2002 through technical and management support. This will be the last phase of support with strong focus on handing over to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.


MKAJI – Maji kwa Afya ya Jamii: Upgrading Water Supply in Health Facilities of Dodoma Region

01.09.2012 - 31.12.2019

Water and sanitation (WASH) is one of the most important social determinants of health. Upon request of regional authorities, SDC will upgrade water supply and sanitation systems in 100 primary health facilities in Dodoma region. This intervention will considerably reduce the high risk of infection transmission and improve quality of care in health facilities. Water management and hygiene promotion in and with communities will complement hardware investments.
 


Support to St. Francis Hospital in Ifakara

01.10.2010 - 31.12.2021

SDC plans to support health services and management improvement, and address the role of the hospital as a place for practical training and clinical research. The project would focus primarily on improving health care and look for synergies between St. Francis Hospital, the Ifakara Health Institute and the Tanzanian Training Centre for International Health, and the Swiss institutions that support them (SDC, Novartis Foundation, SwissTPH and Solidarmed). During the entry proposal period, SDC and partners will have an opportunity to explore which organisational option would best serve these objectives. Refurbishment of the pediatric ward will also be undertaken and equipment provided.

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