2.6 million displaced people
4.2 million people need humanitarian assistance
3.5 million are food insecure
Region : Horn of Africa
Capital : Mogadishu
Population : about 13 million
Programs : Food Security & Livelihoods
Partnerships : Crisis and Support Center
Somalia suffers from one of the longest-running humanitarian crises, caused by climate shocks (alternating droughts and floods), armed conflict and endemic violence. 2.6 million displaced people have fled their places of origin to cities or host camps, losing their resources. 4.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and 3.5 million are food insecure.
Nearly 80,000 people have taken refuge in camps near Kismayo in utter destitution.
SIF supports IDPs in several Kismayo camps in the Lower Juba region with livelihoods, food security and work development programs. In 2018, SIF also provided emergency assistance to deal with drought and then floods.
Support for displaced people in Kismayo
- Support for the livelihoods of 1000 households (7000 people): food coupons, cash grants, trade training, start-up support for economic activities
- Food security support for 1,000 drought-affected households: distribution of drinking water, food stamps and hygiene kits
- Distribution of food parcels to 560 households during the Ramadan period.
- Emergency response : distribution of non-food items (July-August 2018) to 1100 households affected by floods (tents, blankets, mattresses, mosquito nets)