Somaliland has a semi-arid climate with an average rainfall of bout 300mm. Water availability is, therefore, limited. Less than half of the population has access to clean water. Daily water consumption per person is well below international requirements for healthy living. According to the 197 latest Multiple Cluster Indicator Survey93 of 2014 only 68 percent of the population use an improved water source.
The difference between urban and rural areas is large: only 28 percent of household members in rural areas are estimated use an improved water source, while the corresponding percentage for urban areas which are now estimated roughly as 64 percent. Regarding that MSG Foundation strives to provide clean and safe water to rural communities for use by people and livestock drilling of the first two long wells is underway.