Somalian Response

10 January, 2017 Somalia, Emergency Response

Across Somalia, millions of men, women and children continue to require food assistance.

An estimated 903,100 children under the age of five will be acutely malnourished in 2019. Various factors like widespread conflict and displacement, large humanitarian funding gaps and mass drought have all resulted in this massive food shortage and prompted many residents to flee to urban areas including Mogadishu, Somalia. For those who have managed to find shelter in Kahda, and Banadir, basic services like food, water and medicine remain in short supply.

OUR RESPONSE

IDRF, in partnership with the Organization for Somalis’ Protection and Development (OSPAD), plays a pivotal role in combatting the famine in Somalia by directly providing food assistance to those in need.  Our project involves providing 1,250 conflict and drought affected families with dry food packages in the Kahda district, Banadir region of Mogadishu. Through this project, IDRF assisted 7,500 Somalis in obtaining food packages consisting of 20 kg of flour, sugar, 10 kg of beans, 2 kg of dates and 5 liters of cooking oil. The food packages provided will sustain these households for a period of one month.

Please continue to help us to provide this vital lifeline for people who are in the grips of one of the worst food crises in recent memory.

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