The recurrent and alternating floods and droughts coupled with frequent security crises created new
internal displacements or worsen the plight of those who were already displaced in the region.

Continued droughts and dry spells reduced rainfall based recharge of traditional wells and surface water sources, and the lack of water from seasonal sources forced rural people to migrate to urban and pre-urban settlements.For that reason, the water supply situation in the region largely remained poor, particularly in rural areas where women and children travel long distances to fetch water for both domestic and livestock use during the dry seasons.

This inadequate resource and infrastructure constraints limits access to safe water among both settled and pastoralist populations. In addition, cyclic droughts which are also common in Somalia due to climate change induced effect has increased demands for the limited existing water while at the same time negatively affecting the availability of the scarce water from the traditional sources.

CPD in partnership with UNICEF is drilling five boreholes in five districts of Galmudug state districts
namely: (Dhusamarebe, Galkayo, Adado, Hobyo and Abudwaq) and equipping them with complete water supply systems that will serve as an exit strategy from the continued dependence on water trucking as the main water supply for the affected communities during emergencies.

This noble water project will increase access to safe drinking water among the vulnerable communities in Galmudug state while reducing incidence/prevalence of AWD/cholera among vulnerable communities where an estimated 40,000 vulnerable people will have access to clean and safe drinking water.