Tuesday 8 May 2018

Press Release: Save the Children donates Boat Ambulances to support efforts of saving pregnant women and children

Save the Children has donated two boat ambulances to the Ministry of Health in Puntland to support the ministry’s efforts in increasing access to health facilities and saving lives for communities in coastal towns of Bari region particularly pregnant women and children. 

Wednesday 2 May 2018

Tens of thousands of Somalis displaced by deadly flash flooding; almost half a million impacted


 Somali families displaced by drought and near-famine conditions last year are now on the move again, as catastrophic flash flooding has forced 175,000[1] people from their homes, leaving them more vulnerable to malnutrition and diseases such as cholera.

Somalia’s two major rivers are affected, with the River Shabelle rising at an unprecedented rate of almost four metres in less than a week during April. 427,000 are people affected in Somalia alone.

Friday 13 April 2018

Somaliland’s drought threatens progress in protecting females from sexual violence

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The devastating drought in the Horn of Africa is threatening progress made towards stamping out some of the worst forms of abuse against women and girls, Save the Children is warning. 

Monday 9 April 2018

International Women’s Day – Pushing for Progress in Somalia

On the 8th of March, the world celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women; a day that has been commemorated for more than 100 years. In 2018, International Women’s Day made a strong call to action to #PressforProgress on gender parity.

Friday 6 April 2018

Empowering women through Skills Training and Employment Promotion (STEP)

Hodan Mohamed Hussein is a nineteen year old graduate who works as a cook at Damal Hotel, Hargeisa, where she was employed even before graduating. Hodan has just completed a hospitality management course skills training programme implemented by Save the Children in partnership with the European College of Hospitality in Hargeisa. Save the Children- with the Ministry of Education and Higher Studies in Somaliland, Care International and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is implementing an EC funded inclusive education programme in Somaliland called Hormarinta Elmiga II.