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
Maps & Infographics
• Hunger on the rise in world’s most brutal war zones
• 2 in 3 infants with life-threatening malnutrition set to go untreated this year
• Alarming shortfalls in funding for conflict zones; spike in obstructions to delivery of humanitarian aid
• Content & case studies available here
LONDON, Sept 10 – More than half a million children in conflict zones could die from extreme hunger before the end of the year, new research by Save the Children shows.
Mogadishu, 29, July 2018. - A high level delegation of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) will be visiting Mogadishu, Somalia to discuss with key stakeholders the ratification of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC).
With assistance from Save the Children, 'This Is Climate Change: Famine' highlights plight of some 2,700 Somalis displaced by global warming every day.
1 in 5 displaced Somali children are malnourished, as shown by new survey from Save the Children and Action Against Hunger.
Hargeisa, June 27, 2018 – The Global Partnership for Education’s Board of Directors approved a grant of US$7.68 million to support Somaliland’s efforts to extend quality education to more of its children.
In response to surging food security needs due to the ongoing drought, and pre-famine conditions, five organizations joined together to form the Cash Alliance (CA) with an aim of providing cash support for Somali households affected by drought. This report provides an evaluation of the program. The Cash Alliance is composed of the Norwegian Refugee Council, the Danish Refugee Council, Save the Children, Concern Worldwide, and Cooperazione Internazionale.
Monday 21st May 2017- A powerful tropical cyclone with winds in excess of 120 km/per hour and an entire year’s worth of rain in just a few days has left destruction and death in its wake in Somaliland, endangering the lives of thousands of children in the region.
Almost half a million affected
Somali families displaced by drought and near-famine conditions last year are now on the move again, as catastrophic flash flooding has forced 175,000 people out of their homes, leaving them more vulnerable to malnutrition and diseases such as Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) and cholera.
Somalia’s two major rivers are affected, with the River Shabelle rising at an unprecedented rate of almost four metres in less than a week during April. 427,000 are people affected in Somalia alone.
Friday 20 April 2018
Heavy rains and flash flooding in northern Kenya have destroyed homes, displaced thousands, and left tens of thousands at risk of waterborne diseases such as cholera—including in Dadaab, one of the world’s largest refugee camps.
In Mandera county, at least 750 homes were swept away and an estimated 4,500 people have been displaced. In Turkana county, a bridge has been washed away, cutting off stranded communities from supplies and support.
The devastating drought in the Horn of Africa is threatening progress made towards stamping out some of the worst forms of abuse against women and girls, Save the Children is warning.
After an unprecedented four consecutive failed rains in Somaliland, and despite a global decline in child marriage, the aid organisation is deeply concerned by encountering repeated cases of forced child marriage as a result of the drought.
The Horn of Africa has been grappling with the effects of consecutive failed rains across Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia that led to 12 million people in need of humanitarian assistance at the start of 2017.
Children bore the brunt of the crisis as their families struggled to survive in a worsening situation that resulted in malnutrition, increased susceptibility to diseases, limited access to school and exposure to protection concerns as families would migrate in search of food and water.
As they gather together in London today, as well as in the months ahead, governments and leaders from around the world must take urgent action to avert a catastrophe in Somalia.
Over the last 15 years, Somalia has become infamous in Europe and North America for piracy, terrorism and hunger. In this time, regimes have fallen, new governments have emerged, and independence for Somaliland and autonomy for Puntland have redefined the nation’s politics.
90,000 children a week at risk of dropping out of school
90,000 children a week are at risk of dropping out of school in 2018, warns Save the Children, in an appeal for education funding in emergencies across East Africa. For many this would be their second year out of school, forced to abandon their studies because of the drought.
Save the Children calls for greater protection for children and accountability for perpetrators ahead of Munich Security Conference
One in six children globally living in areas impacted by conflict
More children than ever before—at least 357 million globally—are now living in areas affected by conflict, a new report by Save the Children reveals.
MOGADISHU, 11 January 2018 - The recent unannounced destruction of several informal settlements on the outskirts of Mogadishu, together with the forced evictions of thousands of families living there, are having devastating effects on children, UNICEF and Save the Children said today.
Pneumonia, the forgotten killer disease in Somalia
Pneumonia kills more than two children every hour in Somalia/Somaliland, even though it can be treated with antibiotics costing as little as USD 50 cents, says Save the Children new report – FIGHTING FOR BREATH – A call to action on childhood pneumonia globally launched 2 November 2017.
THE WORLD’S BIGGEST INFECTIOUS KILLER
Writing in 1901, William Osler, one of the founders of modern medicine, described pneumonia as “the captain of the men of death”. He was writing about the USA, where the disease was a major killer of children – and a source of fear for their parents. Pneumonia remains a “captain of the men of death”. No infectious disease claims the lives of more children. Today, almost all of the victims are in low- and middle-income countries. The vast majority are poor.
Pneumonia kills more than two children every hour in Somalia, even though it can be treated with antibiotics costing as little as USD 50 cents, says Save the Children new report.
The report, Fighting for Breath is part of the global report launched today 2nd November 2017, which also marks the launch of Save the Children’s effort against pneumonia, which aims to save a million lives in the next five years. In Somalia, the report was launched in Garowe, Puntland by the Minister of Health, Hon Dr Abdinasir Osman Isse.
Two million children reached through Save the Children’s drought response
Over the last nine months, more than two million children have benefited from lifesaving support of the drought response programme launched and implemented by Save the Children since February 2017 in Somalia. This was in response to the increasing need of humanitarian assistance to drought affected community in Somalia/Somaliland.