Appeals & Response Plans
- Tropical Cyclone Mekunu - May 2018
- Tropical Cyclone Sagar - May 2018
- Somalia: Flash Floods - Apr 2018
- Somalia: Measles Outbreak - Dec 2016
- Somalia: Floods - May 2016
- Somalia: Cholera Outbreak - Apr 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Megh - Nov 2015
- Tropical Cyclone Chapala - Nov 2015
- Somalia: Floods - Oct 2015
- Somalia: Drought - 2015-2018
Most read reports
- Somalia: Humanitarian Dashboard - August 2018 (issued on 17 September 2018)
- Outbreak update – Cholera in Somalia, 6 September 2018
- IOM CCCM Somalia Movement Trend Tracking: Dolow, 24 - 30 August 2018
- FSNAU-FEWS NET 2018 Post Gu Technical Release, 01 Sep 2018
- Troubling trend sees evictions in Somalia double
Qatar Charity and UNHCR have announced the launch of a joint donation campaign to reintegrate Somali refugees and internally displaced people into Somalia, and provide them with a better life.
Qatar Charity (QC) has started the distribution of dry food to more than 6,000 families affected by drought in Baidoa city of Somalia. Thousands of Somali families have been displaced from affected remote areas to nearby villages and towns, due to the drought, which has frequently occurred in the country over the last three years, because of the disruptions in the rainfall.
QC Launches Early Recovery Programs in Somalia
QC Rehabilitates Natural Disasters Victims in Somalia
The number of beneficiaries of Charitable Projects in Somalia in co-operation with international humanitarian organisations reached 200,000 people, at a cost of $6.3mn, between 2009 and 2017, according to a report by the Qatar Charity (QC).
The projects directly covered emergency relief, education, healthcare, water, sanitation, food security, displaced resettlement, economic empowerment and sustainable development, the report said.
QC has implemented a full-scale relief project to distribute dry rations, benefiting thousands of drought-affected families in different parts of Somalia.
Food parcels were distributed to 4633 families in a number of areas of Somalia. Each parcel consists of 25 kg of rice, 25 kg of sugar, 25 kg of flour, 6 liters of oil, 2.5 kg of milk powder, and 2 kg of dates.
“Atta’ El-Khier from Doha El-Khier” Initiative concluded its journey to Somalia. The initiative provided an urgent relief to the Somali people, including food baskets, medicines, and drinking water.
From its north to its center and from its capital to its south-west, there were many calls, and the concerns spread to the people of Somalia. The unprecedented drought has killed millions of Somalis who have found themselves without food or water, and without the livestock that have long provided them with a source of livelihood but eventually died as a result of the drought.
The aids are sufficient for the refugees and returnees for a month
Members of the Somali Parliament and Representatives of the Yemeni community contributed in the distribution
Through its office in Somalia and as part of its relief campaign “Yemen, We are With You”, QC implemented an urgent relief project which targeted 600 families of the Yemeni refugees in Somalia and some of the Somali returnees from Yemen who are living in Mogadishu, Hargeisa, and Bosaso.
Qatar Charity recently opened a center for kidney dialysis at the Arafat Hospital in the Somali capital of Mogadishu. The first of its kind in the state, it assists 150 patients per month providing them with dialysis twice a week. The numbers of those suffering from kidney disease in Somalia is growing though in the past only the wealthy with the financial means to travel abroad were able to seek treatment.
Qatar Charity Somalia has commenced a flood recovery and rehabilitation project in the province of Middle Shabelle for the benefit of more than 93,000 people. The QAR 3.3 million (USD 900,000) project will offer support to those affected by the floods that have swept through the province during the past two years and is expected to take twelve months to complete.
Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) and Qatar Charity (QC) have recently opened a new health center in Awdheegle District, Lower Shebelle, 120 km south Mogadishu, Somalia, at a cost of QR 280,000 to improve the health care services provided for the local community.
During 2014, Qatar Charity continued its long-standing commitment to the people of Somalia through the provision of QAR 25.5 million (USD 7.0 million) worth of life-saving relief, recovery and rehabilitation programs and activities, which benefited more than 680,000 people.
More than 40 water wells were drilled in the Somalia regions of Hiran, Lower Shabelle and Middle Shabelle where the need for water is great amongst both the native and displaced communities residing there.
As part of its efforts to broaden its support for the people of Somalia, Qatar Charity recently established its latest new school for basic education in central Somalia in line with Millennium Development Goal #2 Achieve Universal Primary Education. Such projects aim to raise school attendance in poor and remote areas, thus reducing the illiteracy rates, as well as providing comfortable learning environments for students, in light of the fact that poor educational conditions are a major cause of illiteracy as parents are reluctant to enroll their children in school.
The challenges facing those caught up in a seeming never-ending cycle of human-made and natural disasters seem endless. Oftentimes a growing reliance on external assistance leads to a form of 'dependency syndrome' which not only limits the effectiveness of recovery and rehabilitation efforts in the community but also stunts any lingering individual development initiatives of those trapped in this cycle.
Qatar Charity and Qatar Red Crescent have signed a cooperation agreement which will see them establishing and operating a health center in Somalia in order to better meet the health needs of the local population.
Qatar Charity has concluded its support and rehabilitation program for productive Somali women.
A special concert was held in the city of Hargeisa, Somaliland (Somalia Land), to mark the end of the program which benefited over 40 poor families.
Qatar Charity (QC) has entered a partnership agreement with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Somali capital, Mogadishu with a sum of QR 3.5m.
The agreement is regarding a project to support the voluntary return of those displaced in south Somalia. Accordingly, UNHCR would work jointly to help around 1,100 displaced Somali families return voluntarily to their home towns. UNHCR would finance the project with around QR3.4m and QC would carry out the project through its field office in Somalia.
Qatar Charity (QC) recently distributed some 500 schoolbags containing basic essentials for the new school year to orphans sponsored by QC in Somalia.
Each bag contains 10 notebooks, three pens, a packet of colour pens, textbooks and other basic stationery. The project is one of the QC programmes in Somalia, to sponsor the needy and support them.
Qatar Charity has organized a series of educational, sports and entertainment events for 500 sponsored orphans in Hargeisa, Somaliland.
The events were organized by QC’s Somalia office and included running, races and football.
“These events come in the context of QC’s efforts to provide better humanitarian assistance to orphans; sponsoring them is not enough, we need to be providing these children with recreational activities and sports in an attempt to incorporate them into the community,” said Jassim Abdullah Al Jassim, Director of Social Welfare at QC.
QC has established seven relief projects in Somalia, benefitting 20,000 displaced families.
The projects cost around QAR 1.2 million, donated by benefactors from Qatar and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
In a press release, Jassim Al-Salem, Executive Director of International Development at QC, explained that the projects aim to support the return of the displaced as well as the reconstruction of areas affected by drought.