UN-HABITAT has been active in the Somali urban sector for more than 25 years. Project activities have evolved from targeting immediate local needs to more systematic attempts to address sustainable urban development through integrated human settlement programmes.

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Geographic information system project completed in Gardho
Gardho - 07/11/2012

After the successful geographic information system (GIS) property survey and database development intervention in Garowe District, Puntland, UN-Habitat Somalia has established a GIS property database for Gardho District. Gardho, like other districts in Puntland, lacks an accurate, up-to-date land and property information system, which is crucial for town planning and revenue collection.

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  Total Population: 8m
  Urban population: 35%
  Slum to urban population: 92%
  Annual population growth rates:
  Urban: 2%
(2003 estimates)
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Slum Indicators
% urban population with access to:
  Safe Water Source: 29%
  Improved sanitation: 26%
(2004 estimates)
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