World Vision has been operational in Somalia since 1993, responding to the over three decades-long protracted humanitarian crisis, working with communities to overcome conflict and climate-induced challenges, strengthen resilience, improve people’s livelihoods as well as address development challenges.
We do this by implementing community-based and multi-sectoral emergency and resilience-focused programmes across different parts of Somalia. Our programmes are especially focused on food security and livelihoods, water and sanitation, health and nutrition, protection and education.
By 2025, World Vision plans to protect and improve the well-being of 2 million children by building the resilience of their families and communities. Working hand-in-hand with local partners and government, we seek to achieve this goal through multi-sectoral and sequenced programming that addresses the root causes of vulnerability at households, communities, and institutional levels.
In the last strategic cycle (2016-2020), World Vision reached 2 million people directly, of which nearly half were children.