Wednesday 16 May 2018

New hope for drought-affected children of Kalabayr

When I visited Farhiya Hussein in her home in Kalabayr village, I found her sitting in her house with five out of her 10 children. It is morning hours and many of the children in this village are now in school. Sadly this is not the case for the children in this house—most of Farhiya’s children are at home. She tells me she is only able to send two of her children—Khadra and Ahmed—to school and the rest stay at home.

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Empowering entrepreneurs with skills through Income Generating Activity

In 2017, over half of the Somali population (6.2M) faced acute food insecurity and famine was looming over the country throughout the year. However, a swift donor response to release funds, lessons learnt from the 2011 famine and the incredible mobilization from the diaspora community worldwide helped to avert famine.

Wednesday 9 May 2018

A bright future interrupted for young Somali girls

Nimo* (not her real name) is a fifteen year-old bright and well-spoken young lady, a pupil at a local school in Baidoa, South West State of Somalia. Roughly 356 boys and 359 girls attend this school. Save the Children supports the school to cater for children who drop out of school due to early marriage, often times arranged by their parents and/or guardians against their will.

Wednesday 9 May 2018

I will not send my children to work again! A story of hope after a disaster


In a bustling street in camp shabelle, 40-year old Bullo Rasas, is selling tea and pancakes in a small cafeteria. She is a mother of six children and lives in a settlement for Internally Displaced People (IDP) in Bossaso.

Tuesday 8 May 2018

Enhancing integration through inter-school football & athletics tournament in Kismayo