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Delivering Sustainable Water Solutions in Somalia: GREDO’s Holistic Approach

By Hassan H. Ibrahim Mohamed, Advocacy and Communications Coordinator, Gargaar Relief and Development Organization – GREDO

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Eel-Adow Borehole Constructed by GREDO in  Eel-Adow Village 15 kilometers outside Baidoa.

Access to clean, safe, and reliable water remains one of the most pressing challenges in Somalia. With a significant portion of the population relying on unprotected and contaminated water sources, the need for comprehensive and sustainable water sector development is paramount.

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Joint Interventions for Ethiopia’s Water Crisis: World Vision partners with the Rotary Foundation

By Aneesh Chatterjee

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Community Water Point- Nono Chemeri -Abdi Boru Primary School, Yaya Gulele, Ethiopia. Photo: World Vision

Facing the fallout of ongoing armed conflict, impending natural disaster and subsequent resource scarcity is Ethiopia, ranking at 9 out of the top 10 most at-risk countries for humanitarian emergencies on the Independent Rescue Committee’s 2024 Emergency Watchlist. From a three-year drought to overbearing floods in vulnerable regions, rampant food and water insecurity is projected to be on the rise, driven by military tensions and an influx of displaced persons from neighboring states. In Ethiopia, and across Somalia, Kenya, Djibouti and Eretria, an estimated 20 million people are predicted to be in dire need of food and water assistance by UNICEF.

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Ibrahim Ogaram, Food Security and Nutrition Officer, The Hunger Project Uganda

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Ibrahim Ogaram at one of the THP constructed community wells. Photo: THP

The Hunger Project (THP), a GlobalWA member since 2018, was founded in 1977 with the goal of ending world hunger. They have ongoing programs in Africa, Asia, and Latin America aimed at mobilizing rural grassroots communities to achieve sustainable progress in health, education, nutrition, and family income. WASH is one of those activities and it is one of the foundations for community health.

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