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.

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.

7/17/14

LA Times - In Kenya, Somalis at Refugee Camp Languish with Limited Options

At night he dreams of the sea.

As a young man, Noor Hassan Shanglo spent years working on cargo ships that carried apples and oranges from South Africa to ports across Europe and the Middle East. He fell in love with the blue waves and the bright streets of Sicily, Durban and Dubai.

4/29/14

CNN - Letters of Hope

The world's largest refugee camp – Dadaab in Kenya – is some three thousand kilometers from the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. But children in the two camps have been united through the power of pen and paper.

10/22/13

Norwegian Refugee Council – Education: A Lifeline in Emergencies

Half of the world’s out-of-school children live in conflict-affected areas. Getting those children back to school can save their lives, their health – and their futures.

10/18/13

On the Front Bench: Refugee Girls Get a Fair Shot at a Future

This story was captured during the catastrophic drought and famine that gripped the Horn of Africa in 2011that killed hundreds of thousands of people and affected millions more.

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