Somalian Children

Child Hunger Crisis and Famine Relief Fund

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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.

The situation is growing worse by the day. If we don’t act now, many children risk losing their lives. You can help children in Somalia.

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

More than 10.7 Million
live there

About 49% of girls and boys are out of school

137 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday

Our Work in

Last Year, Save the Children...

protected 13,987
from harm

supported 126,612
in times of crisis

provided 489,860 children
with a healthy start in life

helped 22,476 families
feed their children

gave 95,819 children
vital nourishment

Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2017 End of Childhood Report. You can access detailed data here.

Other sources as follows: Population: CIA World Factbook 2015;

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