Somalia

 

A failed state for over a generation, and consistently at the bottom of human development rankings, Somalia remains engulfed in conflict and volatility. The loss of civilian life, destruction of physical infrastructure, endemic poverty, fragile food security and mass displacements are the bi-products of this deadly combination of a war ultimately decades-long. The situation in Somalia is also compounded by changing climate-related extremes, lack of rains and erratic weather patterns upsetting the normal agricultural cycles. Some 2.1 million Somalis are still unable to meet their basic needs without assistance including 1.1 million internally displaced people (IDPs) and over half a million refugees who have fled the country. Overall and given the country’s economic decline, a global food crisis and restricted humanitarian access, close to 50 percent of the population in Somalia requires assistance.
 
Relief International has worked in Somalia since 2007 initiating and expanding its relief, capacity-building and development programs that address cross-cutting activities in health, nutrition, livelihood security and protection, animal husbandry, education and media freedom. With field staff across Somalia-including four main offices in Mogadishu, Galkayo, Garowe and Hargeisa, extensive outreach in local villages and communities, IDP camps, and urban centers working in partnership with local and international aid agencies- Relief International is able to link immediate emergency assistance with long-term economic and livelihood development through innovative programming at the grassroots level. Somalia remains one of the most challenging and dangerous environments in the world for providing relief and development aid. However, Relief International has and continues to deliver assistance in areas where access is precarious or restricted by working closely with its local counterparts and finding innovative ways to reach the most vulnerable populations.

 

Somalia - Current Programs

Reducing Death and Disease in South Central Somalia
Since November 2013, Relief International has supported 11 health facilities in south-central Somalia, providing a variety of life-saving care and services. Learn More...

Somalia: Educate Girls, End Poverty
RI is currently implementing an innovative program focused on inspiring change in Somalia to allow marginalized girls to have the opportunity to obtain an education, ensuring they attend school and graduate as empowered young women able to break the cycle of poverty. Learn More...

Somalia: Relief and Resilience Project
This program provides life-saving health and nutrition services for vulnerable populations while also contributing to long-term health improvements for drought- and conflict-affected communities. Learn More...

Somalia: Media Education for Development, Inclusion, and Awareness (MEDIA) Project
Relief International aims to empower Somali journalists with professional skills to raise the standards of journalism and promote media as a tool for peace-building. Learn More...

Somalia: Livestock for Life-Addressing Animal Husbandry and Disease Transfer between Livestock and Humans
This program addresses the neglected animal husbandry sector by improving veterinary services and builds awareness in the public domain about the dangers of zoonotic diseases. Learn More...

Somalia: Enhanced Participation in Primary Education
Relief International aims to increase participation and quality of primary education. Learn More...

Somalia: Fuel Efficient Stoves Reducing Gender Based violence
Relief International is piloting a project to introduce and promote fuel-efficient stoves amongst internally displaced populations. Learn More...

Somalia: Nutrition and Primary Healthcare Project
Relief International provides life-saving health and nutrition services for young children and infants as well as nutrition education to mothers. Learn More...

 

Somalia - Past Programs