Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Overcoming impacts of desert locusts drought and displacement through climate-smart agriculture practices and tools in Somaliland

Drought and desert locusts are a major threat, because it keeps happening, and there will be no farms left

FAO's desert locust response programme is supporting rural farming households to address acute food insecurity in rural areas while contributing to mitigate further displacement. Forty-three-year-old Hibo Hussein lives in Quljeed village, Borama District, and relies on rainfed farming to sustain herself and her family. Hibo grows corn, maize and various…

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA)
Source: Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) |

TİKA Supports Agricultural Production in Somaliland

The project aims to make agricultural training accessible to a larger group of people in Somaliland

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) built two training greenhouses with irrigation systems and provided the necessary equipment and consumables for the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Hargeisa in Somaliland. The opening ceremony of the greenhouses was attended by Mohamed Haji Osman Jama, Minister of Agriculture of Somaliland;…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

EU and FAO handover a new Water and Land Information Management Centre to Government of Somalia in Puntland

The Centre will provide valuable data to help inform policy, programmes and development in the country

On 6 December 2021, the European Union (EU) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) officially handed over the new Information Management Centre (IMC) to the Government of Somalia. The launch is part of ongoing joint efforts by FAO in conjunction with the Government to enhance technical and operational…

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA)
Source: Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) |

Water Pool Project for Somaliland Villages by TİKA

With the project, 800 households living in villages are expected to continue their agriculture and livestock activities

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) built water pools in Somaliland, which is facing the danger of famine because it is one of the regions that receive the least rainfall in the African continent. TİKA implemented water pools project in Somaliland, which is suffering from drought, especially in agriculture and…

Source: Norwegian Refugee Council |

123 Youth and Women Trainees Graduate from NRC’s Vocational Training Programme in Hargeisa, Somaliland

NRC identified, registered and enrolled 123 youth and women beneficiaries in their preferred trades in selected vocational skill training centres

The vocational skill training programme was aimed at meeting the learning skills of displacement-affected youth and women who have been in unstable circumstances, most of them have found themselves without any source of income. In addition to providing the youth and women trainees with vital skills for employment and income…

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Source: DP World |

DP World and Somaliland open new terminal at Berbera Port, Announce Second Phase Expansion and Break Ground for Economic Zone

Expanded port, economic zone and Berbera corridor will transform Berbera into an integrated maritime, industrial and logistics hub in the Horn of Africa

Berbera Port’s new container terminal inaugurated, has capacity for 500,000 TEUs a year; Second phase expansion of terminal will increase capacity up to two million TEUs a year; Berbera Economic Zone under development aims to attract investment and new businesses, and to create jobs; Expanded port, economic zone and Berbera…

Source: OCHA Somalia |

Somalia: Humanitarian Leadership declares Drought

More than 80 per cent of the country is experiencing moderate to severe drought conditions

Based on observed drought conditions and rainfall forecasts, the Federal Government of Somalia and the humanitarian community are deeply concerned about the deterioration of the dry conditions in Somalia which has now escalated to a drought situation. More than 80 per cent of the country is experiencing moderate to severe…

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Source: WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean |

Responding to Cyclone Gati in Puntland: Immediate assistance needed for prevention of waterborne diseases

WHO requires US$ 1.23 m to continue to implement a timely intervention to prevent deaths and help Somalia overcome the negative consequences of the cyclone

After Cyclone Gati struck Puntland State of Somalia on 22 November 2020, heavy rains and floods washed away homes, livestock, crops, and fishing boats. In its wake, the cyclone destroyed health facilities and safe sanitation systems in the area, leaving thousands of vulnerable people exposed without any shelter and livelihoods,…

Source: Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) |

Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) Launches US $8.5Million Grant to support Clean Energy Businesses in Somalia

This programme aims to enable 300,000 people access clean energy and create jobs for both youth and women

The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) (www.AECFAfrica.org) has launched a US$ 8.5 million grant facility to support adoption and diversification of renewable energy solutions in the Somalia and Somaliland. This is a component of the REACT Sub Saharan programme, that seeks to reduce poverty through a transformational increase in the…