Parts of Somalia are on the brink of famine. Conflict and the worst drought in 70 years has left 20 million people in Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen and northeast Nigeria in urgent need of food and water. The drought has also forced some 40,000 children out of school, as families enlist children to search for water. Save the Children in Somalia is trucking water to the worst-affected communities, providing cash transfers to thousands of vulnerable families and running nutrition and feeding programs. Learn more.
Somalia is one of the hardest place on earth to be a child. Decades of civil war have left the country mired in poverty and in many places without a functioning state. But despite the difficult circumstances, we continue to work in Somalia to give children a better future.
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