Relief Efforts in Somalia
CARE has been providing emergency relief and lifesaving assistance to the Somali people since 1981. Our main program activities since then have included projects in water and sanitation, sustainable pastoralist activities, civil society and media development, small-scale enterprise development, primary school education, teacher training, adult literacy and vocational training. We work in partnership with Somali and international aid agencies, civil society leaders and local authorities.
Most recently, CARE has broadened its work to include economic empowerment, food and nutrition security, humanitarian response and sexual and reproductive health.
CARE Somalia is currently operational in the northern regions of Puntland and Somaliland.
Somalia is currently facing triple shocks of COVID 19, desert locust infestation and the effects of the 2019/2020 floods, leaving 5.9 million people in immediate need of humanitarian assistance.