CLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS: Fighting drought with Somalia’s sand dams.

Parts of the Horn of Africa nation have not received rain for three consecutive years and, as a result, crops and livestock have perished. Many fear a repeat of the 2011 famine in which nearly 260,000 people died.

But now the UN Development Programme-supported sand dams are providing immediate access to water and a longer-term solution to the challenges of climate change-related droughts.

Read more here, about how the UN is helping to build the resilience of communities in Somalia.