Somalia has been surpressed by an ongoing civil war since 1991. Violence, insecurity, and natural disasters like drought threaten thousands of families. More than 1 million people have been forced to leave their homes.
World Vision has been responding to the immediate needs of children and families since 2008, providing lifesaving emergency relief, water, sanitation, health, food, education, income, and protection.
Currently, 3.2 million people urgently need food and health services. One in seven children under the age of five struggles with malnutrition.
World Vision’s efforts in Somalia include:
- Providing new and rehabilitated latrines and water sources like wells and rain barrels
- Equipping community groups to lead local child protection efforts
- Preparing local health workers to train families on hygiene, sanitation, and primary health care
- Teaching farmers updated techniques and delivering agricultural supplies to help them earn an income and grow food
- Improving the quality of maternal, newborn, and child health services
- Distributing food to improve nutrition