Supporting Restoration of Aquaculture in Ar-Raqqa Governorate - Phase I

For years, many of Ar-Raqqa residents depended on fishing in the Euphrates and fish farming as one source of their livelihoods in addition to agriculture and livestock breeding.  However, due to the conflict and recent influx of displaced families and returnees to Ar-Raqqa, vital sectors suffered many setbacks, which called for interventions to help improve food security and livelihood opportunities of extremely vulnerable host community members, returnees, and IDPs in the governorate.

 

To that end, the SRTF, in cooperation with a non-governmental organization with experience in implementing similar projects, will implement this project, which aims to develop and restore fish production in seven local communities who have been heavily affected by the internal displacement movement. Additionally, this intervention aims to promote self-reliance, resilience, and empowerment amongst the IDP community while contributing to the local economy. The specific objectives of the intervention are:

  1. To improve livelihoods for displacement-affected host communities and returnees through aquaculture asset replacement grants. And this will provide the growing population with a sustainable source of affordable fish.
  2. To improve access to income and food security needs in the seven selected locations through the provision of cash-for-work. This will also enable fish farmers to build sustainable businesses.

 

With a total budget of EUR 785,000, the intervention is expected to be completed within a period of six months and benefit 1,194 fish farmers and workers on these farms. Some 110,000 community members will also benefit indirectly in Ar-Raqqa due to the support this intervention will have on Food Security.

 

For more information on this project, please visit:

The SRTF Announces Progress Made on Intervention “Supporting the Restoration of Aquaculture in Ar-Raqqa – Phase I

SRTF Approves Three New Stabilization Interventions in Ar-Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor for EUR 10.3 Million

 

For more information on the SRTF visit:

http://www.srtfund.org

 

Media outlets may contact:

communications@srtfund.org


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