Mogadishu, 25 March, 2023 / 8:50 pm (ACI Africa).
Thousands of people in Somalia are benefiting from access to clean water courtesy of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, amid prolonged drought in the Horn of the African nation.
In a report issued on the occasion of World Water Day (WWD), Trócaire officials underline the need for clean water especially in the camps of the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in the country.
“On this year’s WWD, Trócaire is proud to have reached 74,424 individuals in Somalia with safe drinking water and hygiene education,” they say in the Wednesday, March 22 report.
Officials of the Irish Catholic entity say, “Through various strategies, we have reached thousands of individuals in the Gedo Region and continue to work towards sustainable solutions for safe water access in the region.”
“In Somalia, where prolonged drought is having a devastating effect on millions of people,” Trócaire officials describe the need for clean water as “critical” especially for members of communities on riverbanks as well as those in IDP camps in the country’s Gedo region.