Poverty in Somalia is caused by civil war, a scarcity of resources, natural calamities, and the absence of a functioning central government. Clan rivalry has erupted over the two most fundamental resources: food and water. Because of high infant and maternal mortality rates, the spread of preventable diseases, poor sanitation, chronic hunger, and insufficient health services, life expectancy is low.
Somalia’s food problem is caused by continuous transitions from drought to flooding, as well as violence and conflict.
Over 2.6 million Somalis are internally displaced in Somalia are in need of humanitarian assistance and food insecure.
Ramadan is the best month for us to share even a little from what we have. Last year we have provided 100 food baskets to the Yemeni refugees who are seeking asylum in Somalia. This upcoming Ramadan we are preparing to provide food basket not only to the Yemeni refugees but for the internal displaced Somali families too.