Food distribution for vulnerable children in Somalia

The aim of the project was to respond drought affected areas in the south of Somalia and to combat malnutrition among the children by distributing emergency food nutrition relief to those malnourished children in Mogadishu and parts of southwest Somalia.

The project was funded by IRF. The project objective is the provision of basic food needs, in this case milk and Biscuits, to be distributed to children of different ethnic groups, aged between birth and 5 years, living in refugee camps for displaced persons in the area of Mogadishu.

The beneficiaries were 260 families, with 858 vulnerable identified as those who are in special situations of poverty and malnutrition, in 11 IDP camps in Mogadishu.

The emergency food distributions comprised rations that contained 143 Cartoon of powdered milk (12 cans of 900 gr. / Box) and 143 cartons of biscuits (1 carton of 24 packs).

Over the past 12 months, the IRF activities in Somalia have been dominated by providing the emergency assistance required by the major drought-induced food insecurity and by the needs of those who have suffered the famine.

The emergency food distributions for children in the IDP camps, launched in response to the crisis that started in 2011 as a result of the drought and conflict,