Severe drought is devastating thousands of families in Somaliland.
Over the last few years, the drought has killed up to 80% of the region’s livestock. This has had a severe effect on families who rely on farming, forcing them to leave their homes in search of basic services and alternative livelihoods.
Half of the rural communities in Somaliland are nomadic farmers who rely on livestock for their income and survival, and extreme weather is their biggest threat.
The drought and lack of food have heightened the risk of disease and illness. The drought has decreased access to clean water, increasing the likelihood of spreading waterborne diseases like cholera, and and means that people do not have access to proper sanitation putting them at risk for other illnesses and diseases. People living in displacement camps are at a higher risk of contracting and spreading disease.
Water, like shelter, is a human right.
When families are unable to access clean water, water filters enable them to produce safe drinking water.
Water filters can remove viruses, bacteria, and pathogens that can be found within contaminated water, as well as chemicals, heavy metals, and faecal matter. The water filters ShelterBox distributes to families can turn up to 1000 litres of unsafe water into clean water, safe for drinking and sanitizing.
You can support families in drought by purchasing a water filter today
For just $108 you can provide a family with one water filter and two water carriers to ensure that they always have access to safe drinking water. Whether they are facing drought, flooding, natural disaster or conflict, a water filter can ensure that families are safe from disease.