The Hobyo grasslands and shrublands is a desert and xeric scrubland ecoregion in Somalia. The ecoregion includes a belt of coastal dunes, 10 to 15 km wide, along the Arabian Sea coast, extending from north of Hobyo to south of Mogadishu. ... The ecoregion corresponds to the Central Somali coast endemic bird area.
Lack of access to safe water is a striking feature in almost all parts of Somalia. Only 45% of Somalis have access to improved water sources and this increases the risk of outbreaks of waterborne diseases. ... Increasing access to safe water must also be accompanied by efforts to ensure the quality of drinking water.