East Africa Child Food Crisis
the Children’s response to the food insecurity crisis is targeting vulnerable
communities in Somaliland and Puntland. We are creating access to quality,
lifesaving health and nutrition services in drought-affected areas through the
deploying mobile nutrition teams in both areas.
addition to the direct treatment of acute malnutrition, with Outpatient
Therapeutic Programmes and Targeted Supplementary Feeding Programs, we are
promoting positive infant and young child feeding practice with counselling of
mothers with young children, as well as through mother to mother support
our child protection work; we are engaging with community child welfare
communities to provide protective and preventive child protection services
including psychosocial support, Child Friendly Service activities, legal and
a child-focused agency, Save the Children is targeting severely and moderately
malnourished children under the age of five, and pregnant and lactating mothers
in both Puntland and Somaliland.
Read our latest Factsheet
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.
More than 10 Million
people live there
Girls only stay in school an average of 2 years
145 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday
A parent earns an average
of less than $1 a day
Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2015 State of the World’s Mothers report.
You can access detailed data here.
Other sources as follows: Population and Life Expectancy: CIA World Factbook 2015; Human Development Rank: United Nations Development Programe 2015; Underweight Children: World Health Organization Report 2015