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Cash-for-work in Somalia: linking relief to recovery


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Resource type:Factsheets and summaries
Keywords:Capacity development, Cash, Community-led, Disasters, Drought, Food and nutrition, Food security
Agency:FAO - Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations
Date published:February 2012


In complex emergency situations such as that in Somalia, marred by violence, destitution and famine, the
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has managed to implement a large cashfor-
work (CFW) programme. The programme provides emergency relief while building the base for future
recovery. This concept note aims at gathering lessons learned from FAO - Somalia’s experience in designing
and implementing a CFW programme.

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