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The foundation has teamed up with International Relief & Development (IRD), an implementer of US foreign assistance and a leader in the international stabilisation, to deliver the project.

Somalia and neighbouring countries are still recovering from the most severe drought the Horn of Africa has experienced in 60 years with warnings that drought conditions could resume in the next 90 days.

The project will centre around constructing community water storage tanks in Somalia’s Gedo region. The foundation will also provide aid to enable IRD to offer hygiene and sanitation training to vulnerable people in the region.

IRD has been responding to the crisis in Somalia for more than six months and has helped build additional in-ground, cemented water storage reservoirs.

Maxine Perella

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