Somalia is one of the poorest countries in the world. Decades of conflict and global warming have resulted in widespread poverty and natural disasters including recurring droughts, floods, and locust infestations.
Most recently, on the eve of the holy month of Ramadan, a massive fire tore through the main market in the city of Hargeisa, Somaliland. Nearly two dozen people were injured and hundreds of businesses were destroyed, causing $2 billion in damage. Many families in Somaliland rely heavily on the market to make ends meet, which is said to account for up to half of the city’s economy.
Islamic Relief is mobilizing to provide emergency relief through financial assistance to the survivors of this tragedy.
Islamic Relief has been working in Somalia since 2008. With your support, we are able to help provide vulnerable communities with emergency aid, food aid, and access to clean water, education, and livelihood.
The Islamic Relief families most recent emergency response may include the following:
In addition, a few of our ongoing projects include:
As much as we’ve been able to accomplish together, there is still so much more to do. By supporting our efforts in Somalia, you can help make a difference in the lives of those in desperate need.
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.