Somalia

CARE has been providing emergency relief and lifesaving assistance to the Somali people since 1981. Our main program activities since then have included projects in water and sanitation, sustainable pastoralist activities, civil society and media development, small-scale enterprise development, primary school education, teacher training, adult literacy and vocational training. We work in partnership with Somali and international aid agencies, civil society leaders and local authorities.

CARE Somalia is currently operational in the northern regions of Puntland and Somaliland.

4/7/17

Somalia drought: When second-guessing costs lives

Two weeks ago, while traveling through Somaliland, a self-declared independent state in the north of Somalia, I heard many stories of drastic loss. One that stuck with me was an elderly woman who had lost over a hundred goats to the drought. I asked what we could do.

3/28/17

CARE: People in urgent need of life-saving assistance in Somalia yet to be reached

HARGEISA/NAIROBI (March 28, 2017) — Large areas of communities in urgent need of life-saving assistance in Somaliland and other regions of Somalia are yet to be reached by the emergency response, warns global poverty-fighting organization, CARE.  

3/28/17

CNN International: Famine Conditions in Four Countries

In an interview with CNN International, Lex Kassenberg, CARE's emergency and humanitarian director, described famine conditions tightening their grip in four separate countries, the humanitarian response and foreign assistance cuts proposed by the Trump Administration.

3/14/17

Devex: Aid workers push for fast funds, local government action in Somalia drought

Now is the time to respond to the Somalia drought to avert famine and save more lives, aid workers told Devex. Raheel Chaudhary, CARE Somalia's country director explained that saving lives would require mobilizing funds quickly - something that didn't happen during the country's last famine in 20

2/14/17

Horn of Africa drought: “We have to act now to prevent the worst”

NAIROBI (February 14, 2017) — Without funding to support millions of people in the Horn of Africa, the world will witness another severe food crisis and potentially a famine in parts of Somalia, warns the global humanitarian organization CARE.

2/1/17

WABE: CARE CEO Michelle Nunn on President Trump’s Travel Order

CARE CEO Michelle Nunn recently told Atlanta’s NPR station the President Trump’s executive order on travel and immigration would jeopardize the international relief organization’s efforts to save and protect refugees from nations like Syria.

10/2/15

El Niño and CARE’s Response

The global weather system known as “El Niño” is likely to become one of the strongest on record, affecting rain patterns and temperatures across the world for the rest of the year and into 2016. The last major El Niño was in 1997-98.

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