Read our 2022 annual report
Why are we in Somalia? Our programmes respond to the effects of natural disasters, such as drought and floods, as well as population displacements caused by conflict and ongoing insecurity. We work on emergency responses and also longer-term programmes that seek to build the resilience of affected communities.
A humanitarian crisis driven by climate change and conflict
The Horn of Africa is currently experiencing its worst drought since 1981. The drought has caused major water shortages and food insecurity fuelling high levels of displacement in Somalia.
UNICEF has estimated that 1.4 million Somali children are suffering from acute malnutrition as a result of the drought, and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has warned that by this summer 350,000 of the 1.4 million severely malnourished children in the country may perish if nothing is done to help them now. Over 3,500 cases of suspected measles have been reported in the first quarter of 2022.
The COVID-19 pandemic delayed elections in Somalia causing political instability and outbreaks of violence distracting from the major humanitarian crisis at hand.
Health and nutrition
Concern supports 13 fixed and 15 mobile health centres in Somalia, providing out-patient consultations, treatment for malnutrition, antenatal and post-natal supports, as well as childhood immunisations to over 503,000 patients in 2022.
How we're helping Somalia
We respond to emergencies such as drought, floods and population displacements caused by conflict, climate change and ongoing insecurity, and we build resilience within communities to these shocks.
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