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ICRC in Somalia - 2009 Fact Sheet

07-04-2010 Legal Fact Sheet

Nearly two decades of conflict, poor security conditions and widespread lawlessness continue to exacerbate the humanitarian crisis in Somalia, which remains the ICRC's seventh-largest operation. An overview of the ICRC's activities in Somalia in 2009.

©ICRC/P. Yazdi 


  • A population in distress

  • Treatment for war wounded

  • Primary health care

  • Water and livelihood projects

  • Relief and emergency assistance

  • Tracing

  • Cooperation with Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS)

  • Prevention