WHAT WE ARE DOING
Our teams are working in Puntland and in the capital of Mogadishu as well as 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 crippling 2017 drought are to provide lifesaving treatment for severely malnourished children and to protect the health of vulnerable pregnant women and nursing mothers. In 2017 we were:
- Screening and treating 189,751 children and pregnant and breastfeeding women for acute malnutrition.
- Providing critical information to 55,972 caregivers of malnourished children on optimal infant and young child feeding practices.
- Helping 112,540 vulnerable people access food and essential basic services during the severe drought through cash transfer programs, transferring more than $4 million to beneficiaries.
- Supporting 204,691 men, women and children with critical water, sanitation, and hygiene programs.
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, Action Against Hunger is the only organization providing assistance to communities.