WHAT WE ARE DOING
Our teams are working in Puntland and the country's capital of Mogadishu. We're also working in South Central Somalia, specifically the regions of Bakool, Nugaal, Benadir and Lower Shabelle to counter the threat of famine.
Our top priorities for our emergency response to the drought are to provide lifesaving treatment for severely malnourished children and to protect the health of vulnerable pregnant women and nursing mothers.
In 2018 we:
- Treated 41,502 children under the age of five for malnutrition. A further 103,407 children were treated for minor illnesses
- Provided training to 45,734 pregnant and lactating women
- Reached 194,000 with our water, sanitation and hygiene programmes
- Helped 194,008 with our food security and livelihoods programmes
We aim to scale up our response to reach more areas and meet the urgent needs of vulnerable populations closer to their homes. In some areas within Somalia, we are the only organisation providing assistance to communities.