Two decades of civil strife in Somalia resulted in the loss or damage of most of the water and land-related information collected over the previous half century. To alleviate the critical shortage of water and land information, a group of interested stakeholders decided together with Somali authorities that a new overview of these resources was needed, in the form of datasets based on structured, up-to-date and location-specific observations and measurements. The result was SWALIM.
SWALIM, the Somalia Water and Land Information Management project, is an information management program, technically managed by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in Somalia and funded by the European Union (EU), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF). SWALIM serves Somali government institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), development agencies and UN bodies engaged in assisting Somali communities whose lives and livelihoods depend directly on water and land resources. The program aims to provide high quality water and land information, crucial to relief, rehabilitation and development initiatives in Somalia, in order to support sustainable water and land resources development and management.
13 April 2016
| Dataset date: February 11, 2016-February 11, 2016
This dataset shows the drought situation in Somalia. The year 2015 rainy season experienced El Nino conditions that resulted into good rains in many parts of the country. Despite this, the northern parts of the country are facing drought conditions.
18 December 2015
| Dataset date: November 13, 2015-November 13, 2015
This dataset shows the Shabelle and Juba Riverine Basin Population Displacement Estimates - 2015.
• Displaced population defined as direct displacement through flood inundation
• Displaced population calculated by multiplying the number of hh's by hh size of 6
• If a range is provided to quantify displacement the upper figure is used
25 November 2015
| Dataset date: September 30, 2014-September 30, 2014
This datasets contains the coverage of automatic Weather Stations (AWS). Eight AWS are strategically located in the northern parts of the country including Hargeysa, Borama, Aburin, Dacarbudhug, Xumbaweyne, Ceerigaabo, Garowe and Gaalckacyo . The nineth AWS is located in the south at the border of Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia in Mandera town. It is hoped that when the situation allows more automatic weather stations will be installed in the southern regions. The stations record a variety of weather elements including; rainfall, temperature, relative humidity, atmospheric pressure, wind speed, wind direction and solar radiation. Data from these automatic stations is received in SWALIM Nairobi office daily in near-real-time through satellite at a frequency of every four hours. The data is then transmitted to the public though a client service platform on the SWALIM website.