A Resilient People Coping Through Drought and Disaster
Somalia consistently experiences devastating flash flooding, drought, and other conditions onset by global warming. Flooding in recent years has affected more than 600,000 people in various regions throughout the country.
It’s also one of the poorest countries, where 6.2 million people, or half the country’s population, require humanitarian assistance and protection. 3.3 million of those people require urgent, life-saving assistance, according to the World Health Organization. In addition, conflict and violence adds another layer of devastation that falls on Somali citizens.
Yet, the Somali people are resourceful and resilient, and they do whatever they can to survive and thrive through it all.
We Need YOUR Help
As much as we’ve been able to accomplish, there is still so much more to do. If we work together—with YOU—we can make the vision of better Somalia a reality for so many more of our sisters and brothers in need.
$100 can provide food aid for a family
$225 can provide vital relief to emergency survivors
$500 can support sustainable livelihoods programs for poor and vulnerable agriculture-dependent families
$1,000 can help build innovative water and sanitation facilities
Islamic Relief USA works to provide these vulnerable communities with emergency aid, along with much-needed humanitarian projects focused on livelihood, food security, children in need, water development, and education.
Here’s just a sampling of recent efforts for families in need across Somalia
Providing essential aid to drought-prone communities
Implementing innovative rainwater harvesting systems to strengthen capacity during disaster
Improving access to maternal, child, and primary health care to prevent and treat illness
What happens when you join the fundraising movement?
When you make the decision to help fundraise for the effort, you go beyond just thoughts and prayers. This increased IMPACT is priceless, because it means we’re able to meet more needs of those who are waiting for us to lend a helping hand.
And if you're reading this message, it's because you want to go beyond the call the duty. For you, it's not enough to just keep those children in your thoughts and prayer. You want to double your impact by helping to sponsor these emergency efforts and helping deliver aid to those affected by creating a fundraising page. Get started by creating your page today!
We’re so glad you came. Just scroll to the top of the page and click "become a fundraiser" to setup your page and start promoting to your network via e-mail, social media, and your preferred messaging app. Even with a goal as small as $50, you can provide urgent food aid for families.