Corne de l’Afrique: deux humanitaires de la DDC racontent leur travail

Article, 19.08.2016

La communauté internationale célèbre ce 19 août la journée mondiale de l'aide humanitaire. A cette occasion, la DDC rend hommage à ses travailleurs humanitaires. Natacha Pugin et Abdi Kunow travaillent quotidiennement au service de l’assistance alimentaire dans la Corne de l’Afrique.

Une femme, assise sur son lit d’hôpital, porte son enfant sur les genoux. Tous deux souffrent de malnutrition sévère. Ils sont soignés dans un hôpital de Mogadiscio, Somalie.
En 2016, le programme alimentaire mondial s’adresse à 1,4 million de personnes en situation de détresse alimentaire en Somalie. © WFP/Barry Came

Plusieurs centaines d’experts composent l’aide humanitaire de la coopération suisse. A Berne ou à l’étranger, en tant que membres du Corps suisse d’aide humanitaire en mission sur le terrain ou en réserve, ces hommes et ces femmes travaillent dans une multitude de domaines, dans tous les pays du monde où le besoin se fait sentir. 

La Corne de l’Afrique par exemple est confrontée à de multitude crises: catastrophes naturelles, conflits, pauvreté extrême. La Somalie est l'épicentre de la crise humanitaire de cette région et connaît les taux de malnutrition les plus élevés au monde. L’ONU estime à 4,7 millions le nombre de personnes ayant besoin d’une aide humanitaire rien qu’en Somalie, soit 40 % de la population. 

Qui sont ces hommes et ces femmes qui s’engagent dans ces contextes difficiles? Comment et sur quoi travaillent-ils? Quelle est leur motivation? Zoom sur le travail de deux experts de la DDC dans la Grande Corne de l’Afrique.

Portrait de Natacha Pugin, membre du Corps suisse d’aide humanitaire, détachée pour le Programme alimentaire mondial en Somalie
Natacha Pugin, membre du Corps suisse d’aide humanitaire, détachée pour le Programme alimentaire mondial en Somalie © DDC

Natacha Pugin

Fonction: membre du Corps suisse d’aide humanitaire, détachée pour le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies en Somalie

Lieu de travail: Nairobi, Kenya. Déplacements occasionnels en Somalie

Durée de la mission: 12 mois

Portrait de Kunow Abdi, chargé de programme sécurité alimentaire pour la Corne de l’Afrique
Kunow Abdi, chargé de programme sécurité alimentaire pour la Corne de l’Afrique © DDC

Kunow Abdi

Fonction: chargé de programme sécurité alimentaire pour la Corne de l’Afrique, bureau de coopération suisse au Kenya

Lieu de travail: Nairobi, Kenya - Déplacements dans la Corne de l’Afrique (Nord du Kenya, Somalie)

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Projets actuels dans la Corne de l'Afrique

Objet 37 – 48 de 69

Ethiopia, IOM - Durable Solutions

10.12.2018 - 09.06.2021

Ethiopia has about 2.1 million internally displaced people (IDPs) mainly due to conflict, drought and flood. Addressing the needs of IDPs has been limited to meeting their short-term humanitarian needs. Given the prolonged economic, social, and gender impacts of displacement on individuals, there is a critical need for longer-term solutions. Switzerland will contribute through IOM to address the long-term needs of the displaced and host communities in their search for self-sufficiency.


Somalia Information and Resilience Building Action (SIRA)

10.12.2018 - 30.11.2022

The Somali population has remained chronically food insecure over the years with acute emergency needs during the cyclic drought periods. Switzerland contributes, through its support to enhanced fodder production and income, to the longer-term resilience building of the Somali communities. By supporting the provision of information and data for decision making, the formulation of evidence-based policy making and the use of the data for increased protection and resilience will enhanced.


Kenya: IFC Private Sector Engagement Kakuma

10.12.2018 - 31.12.2024

The project IFC Private Sector Engagement Kakuma implemented by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), seeks to attract private sector solutions for refugees and host communities through catalyzing private investments. Thanks to access to improved services, potentially lower prices and supported jobs, refugees and host community will enhance economic opportunities and capacities, self-esteem, dignity and empowerment.


Ethiopia, UNICEF, Emergency WASH Response for the Reduction of Hunger in Borena Zone, Oromia Region

01.12.2018 - 30.11.2020

The Borena Zone (Oromia Region) hosts one third of Oromia's conflict Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) between Oromo and Somali groups. Water is a priority for conflict IDP sites and local populations. UNICEF, as the lead agency for the WASH sector in development and humanitarian settings, proposes targeted interventions to respond to immediate life-saving needs by improving access to clean and safe drinking water, and support the recovery phase for both IDPs and host communities.


Enhancing security coordination and local contextual understanding to increase humanitarian access

01.12.2018 - 30.11.2020

This project aims at enhancing security coordination and local contextual understanding to increase humanitarian access to insecure locations both inside and outside of Protection of Civilian (PoC) sites. Through enhanced understanding of the context, operational threats can be better mitigated by NGOs, facilitating scale-up of programme and service delivery to the affected population in South Sudan’s Upper Nile and Unity States.


Reducing the Prevalence and Impact of Violence in Western Equatoria

01.11.2018 - 28.02.2021

Nonviolent Peaceforce’s (NP) intervention in Mundri County, Western Equatoria State is aimed at reducing the prevalence and impact of violence. Key activities will include conducting patrols in risky areas, protective accompaniments, advocacy, conducting trainings workshops, awareness raising activities etc. Through this intervention, Switzerland contributes to creating sustainable grassroots-led peaceful solutions to conflict, promotion of Human Rights, SGBV prevention and response among conflict affected communities.


Somalia - Support to the Durable Solutions Initiative (DSI)

01.10.2018 - 30.09.2021

In Somalia, more than 2.6 mio people are internally displaced. Switzerland contributes to the provision of durable solutions for these people in the region by enhancing the awareness and the capacity of all relevant humanitarian, development and state-building actors under the leadership of the Somali Government. By addressing the underlying causes of protracted displacement, the affected people are offered the perspective of integration and self-reliance rather than migration.


Building Regional and National capacities for improved Migration Governance in the IGAD Region

01.10.2018 - 31.12.2021

The Horn of Africa is of high interest for Switzerland in terms of migration policy. Swiss support to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and its Member States will contribute to improve their capacities to manage migration. Migrants and refugees will be better protected in the region and the contribution of migration to development of the Horn of Africa will be supported, hence stability promoted. The Swiss expertise and engagement at the policy level will contribute to foster a dialogue on migration between Switzerland and the Horn of Africa.


Somalia - UN Joint Programme on Local Governance and Decentralized Service Delivery (JPLG)

01.09.2018 - 31.12.2021

After two decades of civil war and the following establishment of an internationally recognised federal government of Somalia in 2012, the UN Joint Programme for Local Governance and Decentralised Service Delivery (JPLG) supports the building up of more effective, accountable and inclusive local governance systems. Focusing on improved regulatory frameworks, enhanced public service delivery, and civic engagement, SDC contributes to enhanced state legitimacy, peacebuilding and more equitable access to public service well-being for all citizens, aiming thereby at more stability in the Horn of Africa.


Reducing Food Losses through Improved Post Harvest Management in Ethiopia

01.07.2018 - 31.12.2022

Ethiopia continues to experience high post-harvest losses around 30% annually due to inappropriate use of technologies and mal-practices. Building up on the success stories and knowledge gained from SDC’s long-term engagement in post-harvest management and lessons learnt from the first phase, the second phase aims at promoting affordable and effective on-farm storage technologies and management practices to reduce post-harvest losses for smallholder farmers in Ethiopia.


Eritrea Vocational Skills Training

01.10.2017 - 30.04.2021

The Swiss Development Cooperation will implement in this pilot phase 2 projects in vocational skills training in Eritrea. One project is designed as a contribution to ongoing projects of Don Bosco, the other to a project of the “Schweizerisches Unterstützungskomitee für Eritrea. The objectives of the phase are: (i) enhancing the training of teachers and increasing numbers of students having access to trainings and (ii) building a relation of trust with the Eritrean authorities in order to open a broader policy dialogue between the two countries


Objet 37 – 48 de 69