Somalia

Somalian Children

Child Hunger and Famine Relief Fund

East Africa Child Food Crisis

Save 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.

In 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 groups.

Through 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 medical services

As 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

About Somalia

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.

Facts About
Somalia

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

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