Habiba - Somalia

World Vision intensifies Somalia drought response to meet rising needs

In February 2022, World Vision intensified its response to the ongoing drought crisis in parts of Somalia and Somaliland, aiming to reach nearly 356,000 people facing food insecurity as well as challenges linked to lack of or limited access to nutrition, health, water and hygiene.

Eighty-year-old Habiba and her family are among the 264 households who have benefitted from World Vision’s unconditional cash transfer programme meant to provide emergency life-saving relief to the most vulnerable.

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Making the invisible visible in drought conditions
Climate Emergency

Making the invisible visible in drought conditions

Follow our National Director Simon Nyabwengi to the Jubba River, one of the two permanent rivers in southern Somalia. In normal times, it is a huge, roaring water body that can only be crossed using traditional canoes. But with severe drought, it has shrunk to an eighth of its size, gradually becoming invisible.

But even having shrunk, it is still sustaining life on its banks and beyond. What makes this possible?

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Looming severe drought in Somalia if rains fail
Joint Statement to the Donor Community

NGOs call upon donors to urgently fund Somalia drought crisis

World Vision, together with fellow non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the Somali NGO Consortium, is deeply concerned for the lives of millions of Somalis facing a severe food crisis and are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.

More than 7.7 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, and current Somalia humanitarian appeal is underfunded by a staggering 98%.

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Cash Transfer Safety Net project restores hope and livelihoods to households affected by locust invasions

Restoring hope and livelihoods to households affected by locust invasions

World Vision launched the Locust Response project in Puntland (Nugal region) to improve food security through immediate cash-inject assets for protection and livelihood recovery. Objectives of the project include to improve households’ immediate access to food, reduce the spread of desert locusts in coordination with communities and government, and strengthen preventive and surveillance measures.

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World Vision's community feedback mechanism benefits children with disability
Disability inclusion during COVID-19

World Vision's community feedback mechanism benefits children with disability

Thanks to World Vision’s Interactive Voice Response (IVR) feedback system, beneficiaries living with disabilities in Dacarta village now have a new reason to smile. Among other benefits, the initiative has informed provision of mobility aids to persons living with disability in rural areas, in order to enable them move around with ease.

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World Vision has been operational in Somalia since 1992. We have programmes in all the regions of the country.

We are dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice, promote development and resilience. Our goal is to enhance the resilient well-being of 2 Million Children and their communities in Somalia by 2020.

Food Security and Livelihood, Health and Nutrition, and Water and Sanitation have been the three major foci for Somalia. However, we have been strengthening our programming on Education, Shelter and Protection.

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5.6 billion

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 Innovating with partners in Somalia

Innovating with partners in Somalia

Collaborating for broader impact

Great partnerships and innovation are helping to create awareness and dissemination of information in Somalia. This allows us to address the lack of context-relevant tools needed to communicate key COVID-19 messages on prevention, risk factors and recommended actions for the general public, frontline health workers, other caregivers, and vulnerable communities in particular.

Digital Attendance App (DAA), in Puntland, Somalia

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Through our work in various sectors, we are working to improve the well-being of 2 million children across the country.

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