Mumina Ali has been internally displaced person in her own country for the last five years. She is currently seeking refuge in Jaamacadda IDPs settlement of Hodan district in Mogadishu with her four children.
When we speak the word water it seems to be just a five letter word but these five letters mean lives and livelihoods. Each year millions of people die from diseases associated with the lack of access to safe drinking water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene. Global figures mask great disparities between regions and countries where the wealthiest people have seen the biggest improvement in accessing clean water and sanitation, while the poorest lag far behind.
HIJRA in partnership with OXFAM GB has been supporting IDPs in Badbaado IDP settlement of Mogadishu with safe water supply through water fees to vendors supplying water from boreholes near the vicinity for the last four years.
Five traditional birth attendants and also five community health workers drawn from IDP communities in and around Badbaado IDP settlement have been designated for danger signs and early referrals. The training has been a refresher reminder on danger signs and early referrals of the most vulnerable people which in return can save lives at the IDP settlements.
Fatima is resident of the Jaamacadda IDP settlement of Hodan district in Mogadishu. She is eight months pregnant. This will be her third birth as internally displaced person in the IDP camp.
Changing IDP settlement hygiene behavior is one of the most effective means not only to prevent many of the infectious diseases in the IDP camps but to improve health status of the targeted beneficiaries.