Saturday, December 29, 2018

Saudi Charity secures drinking water for Somalis

RIYADH — The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center has improved access to drinking water and sanitation in the poorest areas of Somalia with assistance to the tune of $2 million.

 The project carried out in cooperation with the Norwegian Refugee Council benefited 60,000 people.

The center worked to secure drinking water sources in the poorest areas of Somalia by digging six water wells at a depth of 250 meters, implementing extensions for water pipelines and setting up six solar pumps to ensure water supply in suitable quantities to dry areas.

The center also maintained four water wells by providing six solar pumps with repairing the necessary connections, checking the water at different intervals to ensure quality before reaching the targets, and securing 10 water tanks with a capacity of 50,000 liters for the wells.

The center also improved access to sanitation by establishing 600 toilets and promoting personal hygiene by distributing 4,880 hygiene kits.

The center also trained and educated 100 people in various activities in the targeted areas.

The aid came as part of the humanitarian and relief efforts of the Kingdom, represented by the center, for the needy in Somalia. — SPA