During the first half of 2011, the most severe drought Somalia has seen in over 60 years, created widespread famine across the country. Tens of thousands of peoples have been the victims of the famine and suffered from multiple and compounded humanitarian crisis including acute food and water shortages, malnutrition and healthcare crisis which affect mostly a large number of children. The famine lasted until the end of the year and claimed lives of thousands of Somalia people. During the famine, the international community specifically humanitarian aid agencies including Muslim Aid Australia have given specials attention to the situation in Somalia and given a help hand to the Somali victims. Upon those efforts, they have been able to save the lives of hundreds of thousands of drought affected people. The people are currently recovering from the famine and have begun their journey back home to cultivate farms and rear their livestock that survived from the drought.
Thanks to the support from our donors, Muslim Aid Australia has provided emergency relief to those affected by the drought as well as sustainable solutions to address many of needs of those who have left their homes. The main focus of our work in Somalia is to wean the local community off aid from international NGO’s and provide them with a way to become self-sufficient.
Sewing Machines distributed to poor women in Somalia
Dairy Cows given to dairy farmers to allow them to generate an income and help their communities
Grocery Stores given to families to run to help provide and income for themselves and their communities
Emergency Food supplies for those still situated in the refugee camps in Mogadishu