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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 led to food insecurity in 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:

Latest Update
In numbers

In 2022

  • 154,900
    households received cash payments to cover their immediate needs
  • 1,804
    detainees in 7 places of detention were visited by the ICRC to assess their living conditions and treatment
  • 87,900
    people attended health promotion sessions on how to prevent acute water diarrhea (AWD)
  • 251,915
    patients benefited from the Primary Health Care in 26 clinics
  • 149,400
    people benefitted from rehabilitation of 27 water supply systems
  • 12,280
    patients were treated within the Outpatient Therapeutic program
  • 151,000
    Red Cross Messages and phone calls were exchanged to connect people separated from their loved ones
  • 23,160
    children under 5 years old and 7,600 pregnant and/or lactating women treated with PlumpySup and super cereals
  • 114,500
    people were provided with sandbags for protection against floods
  • 21,420
    community leaders, women, youth, beneficiaries & SRCS volunteers were sensitized on the Fundamental Principles of IHL