Drought Emergency Response Somalia

Helping communities in need is a top priority for the IRF, which, so far this year, we assisted 6000 people. To help communities access whatever water is available, the IRF successfully provided water trucking and medicines for AWD/cholera and WASH in the Bay region of South West Somalia.

Drought and conflict have left 6.2 million people on the brink of starvation and urgently need food, water and medical treatment. People are already dying in Somalia. Women, children and older people suffer the most; more than 200,000 children under five are severely malnourished. Without immediate treatment, they are at risk of starving to death.

Since the agency was established in 2011, we have responded to countless more emergencies and set long-term projects such as schools, healthcare clinics, and livelihood programmes.

We also rebuild, renovate and equipped hospitals in Brava and Marka in the Lower Shabelle region of Somalia.

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