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Somalia Storage Assessment

For information on Somalia Storage contact details, please see the following link:

4.2.6 Somalia Storage and Milling Company Contact List 

Mogadishu

Mogadishu is an urban area where both commercial and humanitarian agencies use storage facilities in order to store commercial and humanitarian cargoes before delivery. Most stores are located in or near the main markets and government protected areas like Ports. WFP has only one store of its own, but there are other rented stores and Wiikhalls that are erected in Mogadishu Port and near El-ma ’an.
The main warehouses are situated in Mogadishu Port. The Port has three storage facilities each one is 5,000 m² and their capacities are 15,000 mt each.

  • Shed #1 is currently used by the Government for bilateral donation.
  • Shed #2 is rented to WFP.
  • Shed #3 is currently used by the Turkish Government.

One CFS is currently not in use due to poor condition that it requires major repairs. There is an open yard for outside storage which is not developed and requires a lot of improvement.
If private storage is required, it can be sought through transporters and owners

North West Somalia - Berbera and Hargeisa

There are a few commercial storage facilities in Somaliland. The total capacity is approximately 200,000 mt in Berbera and 100,000 MT in Hargeisa. There are no customs bonded warehouses other than at Hargeisa Egal International airport that has one with a capacity of approximately 1,000 mt, which includes open air storage.
The current private owned storage rates in Somaliland are around US$0.50 /mt/month. Omaar Company is charging US$0.15 m³/day. It is not known whether there is any handling equipment. Storage facilities owned by Omaar Company are the most popular in Somaliland.

Commercial Storage

Location

Owner

Available for Rent

Capacity

mt/m²/m³

Type

Access

Condition

Hargeisa

Omaar

2 stores

12,000 mt

Bricks, concrete with iron sheet roof

Flat

Appears intact

Hargeisa

Small stores owned by individuals

N/A

99,988 mt

Bricks, concrete with iron sheet roof

N/A

N/A

Berbera

Omaar

4 stores

51,000 mt

Bricks, concrete with iron sheet roof

Flat

Appears intact

Berbera

Small stores owned by individuals

Information not available

149,000 mt

Bricks, concrete with iron sheet roof

N/A

N/A


[1] Warehouse Type: Open storage, container, rub-hall, silo, concrete, other, unspecified

[2] Warehouse Access: Raised-siding, flat

[3] Warehouse condition: Appears intact, appears damaged, under construction/repair

Storage Used by Humanitarian Organizations

There are over 50 Humanitarian organizations including UN agencies and NGOs operating in Somaliland. Very few of them have large items, while others with very small scales of operation. Humanitarian organizations with large operations can either run their own facilities or opt to enter into contracts with private service providers. WFP is the largest humanitarian organizations which require big warehouses for food storage. WFP is using warehouses provided by the Somaliland authority for free.
WFP was also recently allocated a plot of land in Berbera by the Berbera Mayor with dimensions of 850 m x 300 m for WFPs’ humanitarian operations. WFP is in the process of developing the area for its operations. Temporary mobile storages are expected to be installed as the hub is not meant to hold commodities for prolonged periods of time but will be operated at a high through-put to carter for the large quantities of food and non-food commodities that will be arriving on board cargo vessels. Both Red Crescent and Red Cross do operate in Somaliland. They have small stores for medicines and general cargo.

 Somaliland – Storage Used by Humanitarian Organization

Location

Organization

Sharing Possibility

 

Location

Organization

Sharing Possibility

Hargeisa&  Berbera

WFP

Information not available

31,000 mt

Bricks & roofing, MSU’s &

containers

Flat

Appears intact

Hargeisa

UNICEF

Information not available

5,000 mt

Bricks and roofing

Flat

Appears intact

Hargeisa

WHO

Information not available

680 mt

Bricks and roofing

Flat

Appears intact

  • Stored items include food, medicine, agricultural materials and seeds etc.
  • There are a few humanitarian organizations that use storage facilities provided by the relevant Ministries and are not captured here. For example WHO uses storage provided by the Ministry of Health.

Public Sector Storage

There are limited storage facilities maintained by public entities throughout the country. The public stores are either used by the respective government departments or made available to support operations of Humanitarian organizations. 
Details of the public sector storage facilities are not available.

Cold Chain

WHO and UNICEF are the two agencies using cooling equipment for vaccines and other medicines that require controlled temperatures using cold rooms, refrigerators & freezers

Location

Organisation

Type

Cooling /  Power

Quantity

Capacity

Condition

Hargeisa

WHO

Deep Freezer

-7°C

2

N/A

Good

Refrigerator

+2 +8 °C

4

N/A

Good

Hargeisa, Burao, Berbera, Borma, Erigavo,  Las Anod

UNICEF

Cold room

+2 +8 °C

1

4 m²

Good

Refrigerator

– MK 204

+2 +8 °C

140

N/A

Good

Freezer

– MFK 314

-10 to

-30°C

110

N/A

Good


[1] Cold Room Positive, Cold Room Negative, Refrigerator, Freezer,

[2] Compression, Absorption, Solar, Other, unspecified