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Youth Livelihoods & Child Poverty

Save the Children employs a resilience programming approach to achieve full spectrum outcomes by addressing immediate deprivations associated with an emergency situation, while at the same time implementing longer term measures to ensure sustainable development and meet child poverty needs. Save the Children is one of the leading organisations in cash and voucher based programming in Somalia, which families use to meet their immediate food and non- food needs, which we complement with a child-sensitive lens for improved food, nutrition and protection outcomes for children.


This is complemented by our efforts to support the scale up of Social Safety Nets and Social Protection in Somalia. We also provide on-going support to vulnerable communities by distributing livestock fodder, seeds and tools, providing training in livestock healthcare and natural resource management, and funding community-managed disaster risk reduction. We also train young people and women from marginalised communities in useful skills through Technical Vocation Education & Training (TVET) and Income Generating Activities (IGA), and provide them with advice and start- up grants to improve their access to employment opportunities.

Young mechanic repairing a motorcycle.