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Drought and Emergency Response

Empowering Somaliland’s women in all aspects of their lives through advocacy and capacity strengthening.


Somaliland, especially the eastern regions experienced dry seasons for the last three years, the waterways go dry and boreholes often become the only source of water. Residents often must pay money for the use of the boreholes, using up families’ limited resources. Droughts mostly affect women and children since they are the most vulnerable groups of the community.

Nagaad with the technical support from MoLSA provided water and food for 120 female-headed households living in five districts which were affected by severe droughts on March 8th, 2017. This was part of the commemoration of the international women’s day. The teams began the food distributions on March 8th because of the deteriorating situation for families dealing with drought.

NAGAAD and MoLSA conducted coordination meetings for the stakeholders to identify the target areas based on the needs and the real situation in the ground, prepare plans, do fundraising and resource mobilizations and finally to distribute food.