Somalia, devastated by 30 years of civil war, faced one of the Horn of Africa's most crippling droughts in years in 2011. IRD conducted an immediate relief effort in 2012, trucking water daily to dozens of villages in Somalia and Ethiopia; built birkeds (concrete-lined rainwater catchment and storage pools), and shipped millions of dollars worth of pharmaceuticals and relief supplies to the region. To build better community resiliency to drought, IRD is continuing to work with local community leadership on developing and managing water resources, practicing conservation agriculture, and promoting solar water disinfection.


Building Resiliency in the Horn of Africa

IRD has been responding to the drought crisis in the Somali region of the Horn of A... more

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Building Confidence and Breaking Down Violence

Awareness and prevention of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) is crucial in J... more