ACTNews, MARKA - Marka is a port city on the coast of Somalia, located 90 kilometers southwest of the Somalia’s capital Mogadishu. Water shortage is a common problem for the locals and refugees in this region.
Andi Noor Faradiba from the Aksi Cepat Tanggap’s Global Humanity Response team reported that since August, Global Wakaf-ACT has been building five Waqf wells in Marka. "We are building five wells in four villages: two in Celmunye Village and one in Xaji Cise, Cagaran, and Dalugta Villages respectively. Insha Allah, this project will continue until October,” said Faradiba.
This Waqf well will be used by up to 250 families. The tube wells are around 15-20 meters deep. The wells will be equipped with hand pumps to make it easier for the locals to draw water.
“Lack of access to drinkable water is a major problem in Somalia. The southern-central region is the region most affected by the drought. At the same time, this region is hosting a growing number of refugees,” Faradiba added.
The wells will be immensely beneficial for the local Somalis as, Faradiba explained, access to clean water can reduce child mortality, hunger levels, and reducing community mobility to find clean water
“In most areas, women and children have to travel long distances to collect unclean water for drinking and household needs. Sometimes people and livestock die from thirst,” she said.
To continue supporting our Somali brothers and sisters, Faradiba invited everyone to continue to donate through BNI Syariah account number 0096110239 in the name of Aksi Cepat Tanggap.