Help a Child starts activities in Somalia


The ultimate goal of Help a Child is to assist children and families that are most vulnerable. That’s why we are very pleased to be part of the Somalia Joint Response since the start of 2020.

Somalia faces some of the most severe humanitarian and development challenges in the world. At the moment, 2.6 million people are displaced and a total of 5.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. The main drivers of the protracted humanitarian crisis in Somalia are conflict and climate-related drought and floods. With financial support of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the Dutch Relief Alliance and in cooperation with local partners, Help a Child already served more than 34,000 people with water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), nutrition and health care.

Key Results (June 2020)


People assisted in total


Deliveries under Skilled Birth Attendants


Malnourished children admitted to feeding programs


COVID Isolation center established and equipped

These and other results were achieved within the first half year of 2020, despite the disruptive COVID-19 pandemic situation. Moreover, thanks to a requested and approved project modification, Help a Child and partners were able to reach another 20,686 people with COVID-related services.

Read more about the Joint Response program in Somalia.