Somalia Drought Response

Over 3.7 million people in Somalia require immediate food assistance due to widespread and prolonged drought.

Distributing water to vulnerable people in Somalia. Credit: ADRA Canada

Canadian Churches in Action is working to provide emergency life-saving support to drought-affected people in Banadir and Hiran regions in Somalia where malnutrition and food shortages are prevalent.

Relief activities include:

  • Rehabilitating at least 21 water points (including 3 boreholes, 5 ‘berkeds,’ underground water tanks, and de-silting 8 catchments)
  • Providing 25 cartons of water purification tables to 4,940 household, particularly female-headed households.
  • Providing 50 VIP latrines to internally displaced people in camps or with host families
  • Providing at least 1,500 emergency non-food item kits and sanitary pads
  • Training 680 people on good hygiene and sanitation practices
  • Providing 10 emergency medial kits to primary health centres
  • Providing emergency truckloads of water
  • Distributing food rations including rice, sugar, powdered milk and vegetable oil
  • Harvesting rain water and constructing water storage facilities
  • providing essential supplies such as plastic sheets for shelter, sleeping mats, blankets, mosquito nets, water containers and basic utensils.

Lead agency

ADRA Canada (Adventist Development and Relief Agency)

CCA Supporting Members

Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR)
ERDO (Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada)
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)
Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF)
Presbyterian World Service & Development (PWS&D)
The United Church of Canada (UCC)
World Renew/CRWRC (World Renew)