Somalia crisis

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At least one in ten Somalis has been forced from their homes by conflict since 1991, leaving more than 1 million displaced according to the United Nations. An exodus of thousands of civilians fleeing from the ongoing violence in Mogadishu, every month, signifies these numbers are likely to rise. 2.6 million Somalis need food aid, and it has been warned the figure will be 3.5 million by the end of the year (UN). The country's infrastructure has been left in pieces with very little law and order, causing Aid agencies to rank Somalia as one of the most difficult places in the world to work.

In 1993 the Muslim Aid Somalia field office was established in Mogadishu in response to the civil war and has been tackling issues ranging from education to providing healthcare, as well as the urgently needed basic necessities: water, shelter and food.

Disaster & Emergency

In partnership with the World Food Programme, Muslim Aid has completed its third round of General Food Distribution (GFD) to women, men and children who have been forced to flee their homes and have sought refuge in Mogadishu-Afgoi Corridor, as the violence escalates in the Capital Mogadishu. A total of 971.85MT of food aid had been distributed to 10,230 households living in 45 makeshift camps.

Shelter & Construction

Muslim Aid Somalia Field Office has completed the construction of the Bosaso College for Training and Computing College (BCTC) and the Kulaal Primary School in Sanag region. In partnership with CARE International, Muslim Aid has also constructed toilets and market shelters in Beletweyn and El Ali, Hiran.

Healthcare & Nutrition

Muslim Aid's health services continue to support thousands of mothers and children as well as patients fighting Tuberculosis (TB). Muslim Aid has set up 9 mother and child clinics, 6 TB treating clinics, 5 nutrition centres and 2 mobile clinics to reach those living in more remote regions. We have begun implementing educational programmes tackling issues such as the causes and prevention of malaria and waterborne parasitic disease, Schistosomiasis.