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Feature Story

Resilience on the frontlines of climate change in Somaliland

August 18, 2020

Somali woman pulling donkey with water
Photo: UNDP Somalia

In Somaliland, water is life. With support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and funding from the GEF Least Developed Countries Fund, the government of Somaliland has helped farmers like Fardosa Mohamed get access to water for drinking, cooking, and watering livestock. It’s a vital resource for Fardosa and her family – and now also key to slowing the spread of COVID-19 by making it easier to wash hands and clean household items.