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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 2019

  • 263,100
    people received cash payments to cover their immediate needs
  • 98,400
    people received emergency food
  • 16,500
    people received tractors, planters, disc ploughs, seeds and fertilizers
  • 536,300
    patients benefited from the Primary Health Care in 29 clinics
  • 148,200
    people benefitted from 13 mechanised water supply systems delivering clean water
  • 95,000
    patients were treated within the Outpatient Therapeutic program
  • 188,400
    Red Cross Messages and phone calls were exchanged to connect people separated from their loved ones
  • 9,200
    children under the age of five were treated for malnutrition with plumpy sup
  • 1,700
    fishing communities in Bosaso and Kismayo coastal areas received boats, boat engines and fish kits
  • 2,400
    community leaders, women, youth, beneficiaries & SRCS volunteers were sensitized on the Fundamental Principles of IHL