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Families in Somalia are being displaced by conflict. They need your help.

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Could provide life-saving food sachets to a child for one week

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Could provide life-saving sachets to a child for two weeks

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Could provide an entire family with food for two months

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Provide life-saving food today. Concern provides nutrition support to almost 25,000 Somali children and their mothers. Please donate to Concern's Somalia Appeal, so we can keep providing life-saving emergency nutrition to vulnerable, displaced families in the camps of Mogadishu.

Your donation will help save the lives of children in Somalia who have been displaced by conflict. Children like baby Nala who was born weak because her mother did not have enough food.

Nala pictured here with her mother Hani (23) in a Concern supported health centre in Mogadishu, Somalia. Photo: Jennifer Nolan /Concern Worldwide.
Nala and her mother Hani at the Concern supported health centre. Photo: Jennifer Nolan / Concern Worldwide.
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Hani and Nala's story

Hani and her family live in a make-shift hut in a camp in Mogadishu, built for people who have been displaced internally as a result of violence and drought. There is limited lighting, security, toilets and water. When Hani was pregnant with Nala, she was forced from her home after violence broke out in her village. She travelled by foot to safety, leaving behind all of her belongings. The little food they had for the journey was stolen from them by militia. She went without food for days. Nala was born three months later, but Hani admits that she did not get to eat enough when she was pregnant so little Nala was born very weak.

Concern's response

As Hani sits in Concern’s nutrition clinic, Nala is drifting in-and-out of consciousness. Hani tries to keep her daughter awake to feed her, but Nala is too weak and winces when her mother tries to wake her.

Concern admitted Nala into the life-saving therapeutic food programme and Hani is receiving provisions of food for her and her family. Without this support, Hani and her family would have starved.

You can help

By donating today, you can provide children like Nala with the life-saving therapeutic food they need to make a full recovery.

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I dream for a peaceful Mogadishu. I dream that one day, Nala and the rest of my children will see a peaceful Mogadishu and never worry about having enough food. We all just want to live in peace."

Hani* - Concern beneficiary * Name changed for security purposes

Help more children like Nala

  • Families in Somalia are being displaced by conflict

  • Living in crowded camps, many do not have enough food to eat

  • Concern is responding but we need your help to reach more children

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