Somalia consistently experiences devastating flash flooding, drought, and other conditions onset by global warming. Flooding in recent years has affected more than 600,000 people in various regions throughout the country.
It’s also one of the poorest countries, where 6.2 million people, or half the country’s population, require humanitarian assistance and protection. 3.3 million of those people require urgent, life-saving assistance, according to the World Health Organization. In addition, conflict and violence adds another layer of devastation that falls on Somali citizens.
Yet, the Somali people are resourceful and resilient, and they do whatever they can to survive and thrive through it all.
Islamic Relief USA works to provide these vulnerable communities with emergency aid, along with much-needed humanitarian projects focused on livelihood, food security, children in need, water development, and education.
Here’s just a sampling of recent efforts for families in need across Somalia
As much as we’ve been able to accomplish, there is still so much more to do. If we work together—with YOU—we can make the vision of better Somalia a reality for so many more of our sisters and brothers in need.
$1,000 can help build innovative water and sanitation facilities
$250 can support integrated programming that helps create sustainable livelihoods
$50 can provide vital food packages to families suffering from starvation