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May 20, 2018 - somalia
Real Medicine Foundation’s program (RMF), Emergency Aid Response to Drought Affected Communities, targets 150 vulnerable internally displaced persons (IDPs) households (about 900 beneficiaries) in two districts of Somalia: Kahda, Banaadir region and Adale, Middle Shabelle region. RMF’s program provides emergency food assistance in the form of monthly food baskets and food vouchers to the targeted families in these two districts. To implement this program, RMF partnered with a local nongovernmental organization, SAACID (Somali, meaning “to help”), which has been working in Hirshabelle State for more than 27 years. After initiating the program, we invited local district officials,…
January 02, 2018 - somalia
3.2 million people are facing acute food insecurity as Somalia remains in a severe, protracted drought. The failure of the most recent March through June seasonal rains has resulted in a third consecutive season of very poor harvest prospects, limited regeneration of pasture, widespread shortage of water, and reduced rural employment opportunities. In some parts of the country, insurgent activities have impacted economic activity. With the decline in employment, families no longer have the capacity to buy a subsistence level of food to sustain their nutritional requirements.
Between November 2016 and May…
July 10, 2017 - somalia
Drought and famine have wreaked havoc on the Somali people, especially young children. UNICEF predicts that by the end of 2017, a total of 1.4 million children under the age of 5 will suffer from acute malnutrition in Somalia, and 6.2 million people are currently in need of humanitarian assistance. Malnourished children are more vulnerable to die from diseases like cholera and measles, which have spread through Somalia. There have been 32,000 cases of cholera and more than 5,600 cases of measles reported in 2017 alone. The drought has also displaced more than 615,000 people.…