Somalia relief efforts

March 2017 – $30,000 to ACT Alliance

Havard Bjelland/NCA

Havard Bjelland/NCA

Two consecutive seasons of drought have brought Somalia close to the conditions it endured in 2011, which led to the deaths of 250,000 people. If the situation worsens and famine is declared, the number of deaths is expected to surpass those figures. When ACT Alliance issued a $5 million appeal for one year last month, PWRDF immediately contributed an initial grant of $30,000. ACT Somalia Forum members are responding by providing food assistance, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities and services, education (school-feeding programs), and cash-based interventions to recover livelihoods in various districts in Puntland and Somaliland states.