UN-Habitat in the Somali Region Newsletter– Issue No. 18
Somaliland, which suffered devastation during the civil war, is trekking back to normalcy due to its internal resilience. Donor agencies are assisting it on this journey, and UN-Habitat has been supporting some critical development areas to enable Somaliland to regain its past glory.
The country severely lacks basic infrastructure for solid waste and biomedical waste management. The majority of citizens throw their domestic and trade- and industry-related waste on the street, and health-care institutions do not have any facilities for biomedical waste management. Both kinds of waste are partially collected, but even that which ends up at the open dumping sites poses a serious threat to public health and the environment.