Increasing accessibility and availability of safe potable water
Our wash, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programming consists of a set of integrated interventions aimed at increasing accessibility and availability of safe portable water through rehabilitation, drilling of borehole wells and hand dug wells. These initiatives result in long term impacts that are related to relief and development of marginalized and vulnerable communities resulting in sustainable positive change that include diversification of livelihood and improved sanitation facilities for primary school education.
Somali communities are largely water deficit. The WASH sector is dynamic with diverse needs depending on the prevailing circumstances. There exists a big need in supporting perennial water supplies either in drilling of borehole or large-scale harvesting of rainwater. We address this through the resilience programming in supporting large water capacity water points and ensuring the existing boreholes are functional. However, as Somali continues to stabilize, the traditional water emergency support also needs to be transformed to development-oriented activities.
Promote sustainable water supply systems.
Scale up hygiene and sanitation efforts for improved community health.
In 2019, our WASH sector impacted 52,950 lives through increased availability and access to safe water for vulnerable populations