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Drought & Starvation Strike Somalia

We Need Your Help to Provide Immediate Relief! According to the United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), “The humanitarian situation in Somalia has deteriorated rapidly. Unless a massive and urgent scale up of humanitarian assistance takes place in the coming weeks, famine could soon be a reality in some of the […]

Mercy-USA helps drought-stricken Somali families with water trucking, nutrition counseling and hygiene kits.

Due to the drought inducing El-Niño phenomenon in Somalia, the typical “short rains” of the season have not arrived for many parts of the country. Particularly hard-hit Somaliland region has seen devastating conditions this year after three back-to-back years of failed rains. The affected population includes internally displaced families who are suffering terribly with this […]

Somalia

Twenty-two years of armed conflict, compounded with the worst drought in over 60 years and famine in 2010-2011 has made Somalia one of the most difficult humanitarian situations in the world. Tens of thousands of families are internally displaced in a country that lacks access to adequate nutrition, safe water, basic health services or infrastructure. […]

Safe Access to Clean Water in Somalia

Clean Water is Only Half the Story for a Mother and her Children in Somalia What does “safe water” mean to you? For most of us, it means water that won’t make us sick if we drink it. To many Somali women and their children that’s only half the story, since fetching water is as […]

Tuberculosis Treatment and Prevention

According the World Health Organization In Somalia, tuberculosis (TB) is a serious public health problem, with 3300 cases detected in the first quarter of 2013, and is one of the most common communicable diseases in Somalia. Since 1994, Mercy-USA has been undertaking a well-recognized TB treatment and prevention program in Somalia. This program now consists […]