Somalia

Working with Children in Somalia

World Vision has worked with communities, families and children in Somalia since 1992. The country has been through consecutive seasons of failed rains with a devastating impact on poor, rural families who depend on farming and grazing for their food intake and family income. Currently, approximately 1.4 million children are at risk of acute malnutrition.
 
Working with the support of individual Canadians and the Government of Canada, we are responding with emergency and rehabilitative programming. Meeting the emergency nutritional needs of at-risk young children and pregnant women is a priority. Other priority areas include establishing interim health centres in refugee camps and developing and improving water sources in the current drought.

Your impact in Somalia

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with Canadian support in the past year:

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.

  • 40,115 patient consultations were provided by health professionals through projects supported by World Vision.
  • 9,923 children received age-appropriate immunizations to protect them against childhood illness.
  • 44 children benefitted from community health screenings, home visits and health centre referrals for children under five. 
  • 1,800 malnourished children received full courses of nutrition treatment with life saving ready-to-use therapeutic food packets.
  • 600,000 protective medical items were provided for health professionals and families, including medical masks, gloves, surgical gowns and eye protection.
  • 599,998 people received personal protective equipment to prevent COVID-19.
  • 270,000 ready-to-use therapeutic food packets were distributed, providing a source of emergency nutrition for malnourished children.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared-for by their families and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • 1,287 girls and boys received child protection case management services.
  • 93 cases of gender-based violence were identified and followed up on.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors

Children and families have access to safe water and sanitation facilities, and training in hygiene practices to stay healthy.

  • 3,859 people were trained or involved in community water, sanitation or hygiene initiatives.
  • 40 sanitation facilities, including latrines and garbage disposals, were constructed or updated in schools, homes and health centres.
  • 4,962 reusable menstrual hygiene kits were distributed for adolescent girls and women.
  • 522 hygiene kits distributed to support people's health and cleanliness.
  • 4,962 people received hygiene products and kits to support their health and wellbeing.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donor

Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.

  • 3,220 young people participated in groups and clubs bringing them together with their peers to learn new skills and develop positive values.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors

Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.

  • 8,000 items of clothing were shipped for children and adults, including footwear and uniforms.
  • 1,481 metric tons of food was distributed to meet families' immediate survival needs.
  • 429,675 people benefitted from cash transfers, giving them freedom and ability to meet their immediate household needs.
  • 64,279 people benefitted from the provision of food assistance.
  • 2,665 people received clothing and footwear.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donor

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