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In Somalia, the ICRC works with the Somali Red Crescent Society to help the victims of conflict and natural disaster. Severe drought has brought famine to many areas of the country, making life almost impossible, and placing women and children in danger. We provide emergency assistance, boost self-reliance, promote and monitor international humanitarian law, visit detainees and restore contact between family members separated by conflict. The ongoing conflict is tearing villages and families apart, putting them in the most dangerous situations. We bring you the latest Somalia news, along with updates about the country’s people and their stories. You can also stay up to date with the latest ICRC actions in Somalia’s capital city, Mogadishu.

Here's the latest news coming out of Somalia:

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In numbers

In 2020

  • 159,000
    people received cash payments to cover their immediate needs
  • 53,490
    people received emergency food
  • 3,600
    people received bee keeping items, fishing kits and seed destoners
  • 528,118
    patients benefited from the Primary Health Care in 29 clinics
  • 225,029
    people benefitted from 8 water supply systems delivering clean water
  • 16,624
    patients were treated within the Outpatient Therapeutic program
  • 214,800
    Red Cross Messages and phone calls were exchanged to connect people separated from their loved ones
  • 29,854
    children under the age of five were treated for malnutrition with plumpy sup
  • 94,290
    people were provided with sandbags for protection against floods
  • 6,000
    community leaders, women, youth, beneficiaries & SRCS volunteers were sensitized on the Fundamental Principles of IHL