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A team of high-level officials and the World Health Organisation recently teamed up to assess and address the effects of the ongoing drought in Somalia. Following this, the team successfully rehabilitated two water pumps, providing 19,716 people with access to clean water.
The ‘Tadamon’ programme contributes to the immediate and medium-term efforts to combat the negative impacts of COVID-19 on the Somalia/Somaliland economy. Health and education sectors are prioritised – 90 healthcare workers will receive short vocational courses to gain skills surrounding emergencies and COVID-19.
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In this article we address the consequences of the adverse climatic changes and the energy potential of the region that could help lessen the impact of these adverse weather changes.
The new report “Powering Ahead: The United Nations and Somalia’s Renewable Energy Opportunity” looks specifically at the major role energy plays in consolidating peace in Somalia.
The innovative solar oxygen system, the first of its kind in Somalia, was installed at Hanaano hospital, in the central town of Dhusamareb a year ago. Doctors say the system is having an impact and helping save the lives of very young patients.
The project resulted from findings that out of a population of about 15 million, 9 million Somalis lack access to electricity services, and the cost of power in the country is among the highest in the world.

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