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, in 2021, 5.9 million people require humanitarian assistance and protection. In addition, natural disasters, including desert locust infestations, drought, and floods, along with the COVID-19 pandemic have exacerbated humanitarian needs among a population already living under the strain of widespread poverty and decades of armed conflict and insecurity.
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.