RI is working to build clean water sources and reduce the spread of preventable diseases through health education campaigns for displaced communities in Somalia.
Violent inter-clan disputes in southern and central Somalia have forced over 30,000 people to flee to overpopulated settlements in northern districts like Galkayo. Unsanitary conditions and the lack of clean water are perpetuating a growing health crisis. Child mortality rates are skyrocketing and expectant mothers go without prenatal care. This program will benefit the local and displaced residents by educating them on how to maintain good hygiene health and clean water supplies.
RI will work with government institutions, community leaders and Somalia's popular Radio Galkayo. In addition to building and maintaining clean water supplies, the program aims to reduce the spread of illness through community outreach and education.
Communities will retain their awareness of hygienic practices and their ability to maintain clean water supplies. When displaced individuals return home they will bring knowledge and healthy living practices to their communities.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).