DRC has been operational in Somalia since 1998 and is currently among the largest international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) in the country, with country-wide programmes implemented through six main offices and nine sub-offices in South Central Somalia, Somaliland, Puntland and Galmudug regions. Somalia is vulnerable to extreme weather patterns and remains in a protection crisis where armed conflict, insecurity and natural disasters trigger the displacement of thousands of people.
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Why we are there
DRC is present in Somalia to provide lifesaving emergency services during what is likely to be the most dramatic food insecurity situation of the 21st century.
DRC’s ability to access hard-to-reach areas and marginalised communities that have been excluded from humanitarian assistance is critical to ensure that the humanitarian response does not repeat the mistakes of the 2011/12 famine, which led to the death of over 260,000 people.
What we do
DRC has established a strong presence as an emergency drought response actor in Somalia, piloting a Rapid Response Mechanism in February 2022.
DRC has declared a Priority Emergency in the country to facilitate the scale-up of the emergency response and will focus on providing emergency, life-saving assistance in Mogadishu, Galkacyo, Dolow, Baidoa and Beletweyne.
DRC is implementing a phased, integrated approach, including multi-purpose cash assistance, water, sanitation and hygiene support, emergency shelter and non-food items and site management coordination.
The response is sequenced, with linkages to existing resilience programming whenever possible, and reaching those in remote/insecure locations in order to mitigate the risk of displacement.
Working in collaboration with
Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development
World Food Programme
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
Executive Director East Africa & Great Lakes