Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance. ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
Food insecurity and shortage has long been a problem in Somalia even without the drought. But with the threat of famine spreading across the country due to severe drought, millions of people including young children are in dire need of food, water, and sanitation among others. If you want to help in whatever little way you can, here are some of the international humanitarian organizations where you can donate to send your support in Somalia.
Concern is an international humanitarian organization that works in some of the poorest nations in the world to provide food and nourishment. They have a community of health workers in Somalia who are trying to save children from hunger and malnourishment.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International
MSF has been working in Somalia from 1991 until 2013 when they had to pull out due to increasing attacks on its staff. It will resume its work in the country by providing support to Mudug regional hospital located in the Puntland region. Donating to the organization will help its efforts to offer much-needed support for the hospital and its patients.
The Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs or OCHA work on famine prevention, drought response, and humanitarian work.
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Working with Somali Red Crescent, the ICRC provides emergency assistance and other humanitarian works and projects.
UNICEF Somalia works in addressing problems on malnourishment, providing vaccinations, and humanitarian response to famine-stricken places.
World Vision works on providing emergency food and water to the most vulnerable children in East African countries stricken by severe drought and facing a hunger crisis.