According to Centre for Humanitarian Change, Somalia WASH sector is operating in an extremely complex environment where socio-economic, environmental and political factors place WASH actors under tremendous pressure. Somalia is a water scarce country but it is also a country at war with collapsed infrastructure, limited sector governance and low availability of skilled personnel. The WASH sector has been dominated by short duration interventions intended to save lives and relieve the suffering of people affected by the combined shocks of conflict, drought, disease outbreaks and displacement.
AAMIN is currently working on a long term strategy and plans to implement various interventions in partnership with donors.
The interventions are aimed at achieving the following:
Supporting multi-use water systems as an alternative to water trucking. This will help improve the water supply in the rural areas.
Urban water supply by supporting the improvement of water supply infrastructure through lobbying.
Supporting government by recommending the use of information management systems to strengthen supply and service provision.
Hygiene and sanitation promotion by sensitizing communities on WASH, use of mass hygiene and sanitation promotion initiatives.
Supporting in the setting up of low cost sanitation programs for small towns and rural areas.