A food, water and human crisis
6.2 million people in need
2.9 million people in food crisis
363,000 children under 5 suffer from malnutrition
145,000 people helped


Bogged down in civil war since 1991, Somalia remains affected by one of the world’s most complex crises, despite forming a federal government in 2012 and with elections held in maximum security conditions in 2017.

Food security continues to deteriorate as a result of insufficient rainfall, dwindling humanitarian aid, the difficulties in accessing those in need, because of the violence of armed groups such as Al-Shebab and the surge in food prices. Almost 3 million people were threatened by famine in February 2017, a figure that has doubled in just six months (FEWSNET).

  • 10.3 million inhabitants
  • 73% poverty rate
  • Not ranked on the Human Development Index

Our action

  • Mission
    opened in 2007
  • Team 1 international
    23 national staff
  • Budget €1.52 M

SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL has been operating in Somalia since 2007, introducing food security and water, sanitation and hygiene access initiatives. Our teams work in conjunction with communities to boost their resilience, targeting the most vulnerable in the remote regions of Galgaduud and Gedo. One of the biggest challenges for our teams in the country is reaching people in need, which is made extremely difficult by its volatile security situation.



Our impact

food security

Food security and livelihood support

145,000 people helped

– Distributed seeds and farming tools
– Distributed non-food item kits
– Trained veterinary health agents
– Provided support for agricultural production
– Provided insecticide-treated mosquito nets (ITNs)
– Distributed food vouchers

water sanitation

Water, sanitation and hygiene

145,000 people helped 

-Distributed water coupons and ceramic water filters
– Organized hygiene promotion campaigns
– Restored water points
– Prepositioned stocks of water treatment materials
– Formed water user committees
– Constructed emergency latrines for displaced persons and host communities

Should you have any questions, please contact Contact Emmanuel Rinck

Emmanuel Rinck


At head office