REACH is engaged in Somalia since August 2012, contributing to the formulation of countrywide needs analysis and response strategies.
In August 2012, Somalia Shelter Cluster requested REACH support for the Tri-Cluster (Shelter, Wash and Health) interventions in two IDPs settlements in Mogadishu: Zona K and Camp 77. REACH provided a comprehensive mapping of infrastructures, settlements and basic services available in both sites. This mapping informed settlements layout and operational plans of aid actors involved in the Tri-Cluster response.
In October 2012, REACH was deployed again in Somalia, on behalf of the Shelter Cluster, in order to undertake a country-wide and comprehensive Shelter Sector Review, with a specific focus on locations where major displacement was experienced in Somaliland, Puntland and Banadir (Mogadishu).
Building on these global deployments, REACH continues to provide assessment and information management support to the Somalia Shelter Cluster. This ongoing support throughout 2013 and in 2014 includes the geographic identification of IDPs living in informal settlements in Baidoa, Dolo, Kismayo and Mogadishu, as well as the development of a baseline of household-level information for the shelter, WASH and education sectors.
Maps and factsheets are regularly uploaded and available at : http://resource.reach-initiative.org/
An interactive web-map is also available at : http://mogadishu.reach-initiative.org/