In Somalia, our food baskets cost £80 for the month and our water jerry cans are £40.
For the month of Ramadan, our goal is to feed 2100 people. Each family consists of 7 people we can feed 200 families in Mogadishu and 100 families in Jowar total 300 families for the month of Ramadan. Our food baskets provide 20kg of rice, 25kg flour, 25kg sugar, 10kg pasta, 5kg dates, 5 Litre cooking oil, and 5kg of powdered milk.
- Over two decades of conflict have left 1.1 million Somalis displaced in their own country, and almost a million as refugees in neighbouring countries. High food prices, combined with frequent droughts and floods have compounded poverty and continue to threaten livelihoods.
- Somalia has an estimated population of 12 million. About 82 percent of Somalis are poor across multiple dimensions (health, education, standard of living). Overall, 73 percent of Somalis live on under US$2 per day.
- A famine in part of Southern Somalia in 2011 killed a quarter of a million people. This was the first time a famine had been declared in the Horn of Africa region in nearly thirty years.
- Somalia has chronically high malnutrition rates; one in eight children under five is acutely malnourished. WFP’s nutrition programmes aim to treat and prevent acute malnutrition in young children, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers.
- Right now, close to one million people are in need of emergency food assistance. An additional two million people are struggling to meet their basic food needs and risk falling into a food security and nutrition crisis if they don’t receive sustained humanitarian assistance.
- Somalia has one of the world’s lowest enrolment rates for primary school‐aged children – 42 percent of children are in school. Of those, only 36 percent are girls. WFP is providing school meals to relieve hunger and boost enrolment rates, particular of girls by providing take-home family rations for girls attending schools to incentivise parents.
- Young people in Somalia (14 to 29-year- olds) make up 42 percent of the population. The unemployment rate for youth is 67 percent – one of the highest rates in the world. WFP’s Food-for- Training programmes provide vocational training for vulnerable people, equipping them with skills needed to enter the job market.
- For the month of Ramadan, Our goal is to feed 2100 people. Each family consists of 7 people we can feed 200 families in Mogadishu and 100 families in Jowhar total 300 families for the month of Ramadan
- Our team on the ground have local knowledge of the people, the culture and the needs of the communities.