Somali children's fund

Somalia Children's Fund
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Every child has the right to grow up in a safe and inclusive environment

“Whoever does not show mercy to our young ones, or acknowledge the rights of our elders, is not one of us.” (Ahmad)

£100 – Protect 50 children from exploitation.

Support our two mobile protection teams, who will visit vulnerable displaced families and provide them with legal and psychosocial support. They will also establish a child-friendly space and support marginalised children.

68% of children say they feel afraid every day

When people are displaced from their homes they are much more vulnerable to exploitation. Women, children, and disabled people in particular often struggle to access their legal rights and can be at severe risk.

Since 2018, we’ve been working in Banadir and Lower Shabelle, which host 68 per cent of Somalia’s internally displaced people, some of the most vulnerable people in the country.

In our assessment of the area, a huge 92 per cent of people we spoke to were concerned about protection, 68 per cent of children said that they feel afraid almost every day, and 24 per cent of women said that they had experienced gender-based violence or had endured sexual exploitation.

Our two mobile protection teams – one which specialises in children – will support the most vulnerable by providing them with psychosocial and legal support, as well as referring them to other agencies and specialists.

Help us provide mobile protection teams

With your help this Ramadan, we want to transform the lives of 19,000 people. Working in Banadir and Lower Shabelle, we want to support displaced families and their children. Two mobile protection teams will visit vulnerable families and provide them with legal, psychosocial and social support, including helping them to recover documents that were lost when they fled their homes.

When you donate, you’ll help our expert child protection team will establish an inclusive, child-friendly space which will organise activities for different age groups, and they’ll reach out to include marginalised children, such as those who are out of school, working, unaccompanied, minorities, or who have disabilities.

Our work in Somalia

Human Appeal set up an office in Somalia in 2016. In the last two years, we’ve helped 43,378 people through food distributions and medical supplies, 19,500 people through clean water and sanitation projects, and 3,600 people through farming projects. We also worked extensively in the Bardera district, launching an emergency campaign to help 2,478 people affected by flooding.

Now is the time to fulfil our duty to the most vulnerable people. Help us to protect women, children, disabled people, and displaced families this Ramadan, and multiply your blessings.