Somaliland – Countering drought in East Africa
7 in 10 Somalis have less than $2 a day to survive.
1 million children are malnourished.
1.23 million people have no access to drinking water.
Somaliland is an autonomous region in East Africa that includes the northern part of Somalia bordering Ethiopia. About 65 percent of Somaliland’s 3.5 million inhabitants derive their income almost exclusively from livestock. When the rains fail and hardly anything grows, the animals find no food sources, and the people are threatened existentially.
Natural disasters caused by climate change are the biggest reason why people have to leave their homes. Poverty and unemployment are widespread in Somaliland. For the majority of the population, getting enough food is a daily struggle.
The focus of our work
Our main goal in Somaliland is to strengthen village communities and increase their resilience so that people can counter their local problems and crises through knowledge, planning, preparation, and collaboration. This will be achieved through projects in water and agriculture, health promotion, and economic development.