We’re building a world where no one dies from hunger and malnutrition.
Somalia is on its knees. And children are at the heart of the crisis.
Millions of people in Somalia are facing extreme levels of hunger and malnutrition. A once-in-a-generation drought, skyrocketing food prices, and the impact of Covid-19 have pushed families to the limit. They don’t have enough food to survive.
The little food that can grow during the drought is extremely expensive. Most families have no way of making an income while there are no crops to harvest or livestock to rear. Millions of parents have no way to feed their families.
As a result, half of Somalia’s children are facing life-threatening hunger.
The number of children being brought to our urgent treatment centres has tripled in a year. Our centres are overwhelmed and we don’t have enough resources to treat everyone.
We know that over the next few month, thousands of children across Somalia – and around the world – will face life-threatening hunger. If we don’t act now, more children will die.