The ICRC works closely with the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) to respond to humanitarian needs by providing emergency food supplies, safe drinking water sources, seeds and agricultural tools and livestock vaccinations. The ICRC also provides first aid training, works to reconnect separated family members, visits places of detention, and promotes international humanitarian law (IHL) among relevant authorities and actors.
In 2019 the ICRC provided medical assistance and first aid training to over half a million people and provided cash assistance to over a quarter of a million people to help them meet their immediate needs. Working with the Somali Red Crescent Society, our teams exchanged more than 93,000 Red Cross Messages and facilitated more than 94,000 phone calls between family members.
Highlights of our work in Somalia in 2019
For a detailed report of our work in Somalia in 2019, read the complete report.