DP World delivers 4.5 million litres of water to Somaliland
Global trade enabler DP World is delivering over 4.5 million litres of water to people living in villages in the Sahil region of Somaliland. The water will be distributed in 410 tankers, carrying 11,000 litres each. The aid is estimated to reach 15,000 people living in villages in the region over the next month.
The aid is taking place less than a month since the company took over operations for the management and development of a multi -purpose port in Berbera. DP World is working in partnership with the Water Authority to address the urgent needs of people in the region in response to the devastating drought which has been affecting the area for two years. Over 1.6 million people in Somaliland (46% of the population) are in need of some form of humanitarian aid with the drought drying out wells, causing crop failure and death of live - stock.