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Sand Dam Construction Supports Freshwater Supply In Somalia

MOGADISHU

Humanitarian efforts to restore water security [in Somalia] have seen positive results. In one instance, efforts by the United Nations Development Programme use sand, one of the nation’s most abundant resources, to combat drought in Somalia. By constructing dams that capture and store water during wet seasons, the U.N. has devised a simple and cost-effective means to ensure a steady supply of freshwater.

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