• To improve access to safe drinking water for all communities.


Key Focus Area

  • Improving pumping systems, storage and distribution.


Main Activities

  • Providing potable drinking water supplies to rural and urban communities.
  • Providing water that can be used for livestock.
  • Providing water that can be used during drilling/rehabilitation of bore wells.
  • Protecting natural spring/pools and shallow wells.

Source: FAO/Somalia plan of action 2011-2012.


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Somalis Are Short Of Water

Somalia runs a rainfall deficit in all areas, some large especially where most people live (shown below).

Available renewable freshwater is only 2-4% of Oceania’s (Australia and New Zealand).



Source: Africa Water Atlas 2010 (UNEP).