|| Water and Sanitation programme ||
|Water and sanitation|
Somalia is a semi-arid to arid country, in which less than 29% of the total population has access to safe water. In the rural areas this figure goes down to 4%1. Frequent droughts, combined with a prolonged conflict that has eroded traditional coping mechanisms, have drained all the resources, including the communities’ capacity to find solutions. The few water points are in poor condition and not easily accessible to all, hardly any infrastructures to store supplies or to treat water are present, and high competition for water resources continues to exacerbate the conflicts.
CISP’s effort in water and sanitation
CISP has started its activities in Somalia in the of Water and Sanitation sector back in 2001. Since then, CISP has been responding t
o the needs of rural communities to access safe water, by means of construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, and of capacity building for the treatment and management of water. Sanitation interventions are meant to reduce waterborne diseases and improve health and hygiene conditions. “Through our interventions in water and sanitation, we have also managed to raise awareness on basic hygiene notions that have had a significant impact in the reduction of waterborne diseases, especially for children” underlines Dr. Abdi Tari, CISP Health officer.
CISP’s overall objective is to increase sustainable and equitable access to water, promoting at the same time health, education and livelihood.
CISP's water and sanitation intervention map
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