Food Security for IDPs in Somalia

Food Security for IDPs in Somalia

Food Security for IDPs in Somalia

Millions of conflict and drought-affected Internally Displaced Persona (IDPs) need immediate life-saving food and water assistance throughout Somalia.

The Situation

According to the latest Humanitarian Bulletin on Somalia by UNOCHA, approximately 4.1 million people are food insecure as of February 2020 (UNOCHA, 2020).

How you can help

IDRF is providing emergency food packages to thousands of conflict and drought-affected households. Each food parcel contains rice, maize flour, sugar, rice, oil, beans and more.

$75

Tarp for a family

Support a family with a tarp

$150

Winter Box

Provides a family with winterization assistance including clothes and gas for heating

$250

Help four families

with essential hygiene items, as well as enough food to last for one month.

Water Tanks in Somalia

Water tanks
in Somalia

Water tanks in Somalia

Across Somalia, an estimated 2.9 million people require immediate aid in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), and IDRF is providing water trucking to these regions that are in dire need.

The Situation

An estimated 2.9 million people require immediate aid in water, sanitation, and hygiene.
treatment.

  • Waterborne diseases are a constant threat to the health and well-being of Somalia’s IDP (Internationally Displaced Persons) population.

  • Women and children are disproportionately affected in this crisis.

  • Limited access to soap and functional handwashing facilities in IDP camps across the country.

    How you can help

    • Elevated water tanks
    • Berkads (water reservoir used in arid areas to collect water during the wet season for use in the dry season)
    • Water-trucking to targeted settlements 
    • Distribution of hygiene kits; consisting of purifying aqua tabs, jerry cans, and soapIDRF has facilitated:

      $75

      Help 1 family

      Supply clean water and hygiene kits to a household for a period of 3 months

      $150

      Help two families

      Help support the construct one elevated water tank or berkad

      $250

      Help four families

      with essential hygiene items, as well as enough food to last for one month

      The Impact

      • 2 elevated water tanks in the Banadir region of Somalia
      • 3 berkads in the Bay and Lower Shabelle regions. 
      • Positively impacted the needs of 44,000 Internationally Displaced Persons (IDPs) for clean water. 
      • Responding to the hygiene and sanitization needs of 1000 households (6,000 Internationally Displaced Persons), IDRF has distributed hygiene kits for a period of 3 months. Each kit included 240 purifying aqua tabs, 2 Jerry cans, 2 buckets and 3 bars of soap