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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:

Latest Update
In numbers

January - June 2019

  • 157,200
    people received cash payments to cover their immediate needs
  • 45,000
    people received emergency food
  • 8,800
    people received tractors, planters, disc ploughs, seeds and fertilizers
  • 279,600
    patients benefited from the Primary Health Care in 29 clinics
  • 40,000
    people benefitted from 8 mechanised water supply systems delivering clean water
  • 53,700
    patients were treated within the Outpatient Therapeutic program
  • 137,880
    Red Cross Messages and phone calls were exchanged to connect people separated from their loved ones
  • 2,700
    children under the age of five were treated for malnutrition with plumpy sup
  • 1,140
    households in 5 coastal areas of Kismayo received beekeeping equipment, business skills training, cash grants and technical training on beekeeping
  • 2,090
    community leaders, women, youth, beneficiaries & SRCS volunteers were sensitized on the Fundamental Principles of IHL