The representation office of Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) in Somalia has launched the Drinking Water Trucking project to distribute potable water at camps of internally displaced people (IDPs) in Jubaland.
The QR305,521 project, in partnership with the Somali Disaster Management Agency (SoDMA), is funded by QRCS’ Disaster Response Fund.
According to QRCS, the project is aimed at providing clean drinking water for eight camps, under an emergency response plan to help drought-affected IDPs at the peripheral camps of Kismayo.
The project involves deploying 540 potable water tankers, each with 10,000 litre capacity. To ensure the continued availability of water at the camps, there is a distribution plan to deploy 18 tankers every day for 30 days, meeting the needs of 1,000 families, or 7,000 people, per day at the target camps.