Closed HIJRA Famine Assistance in Somalia

An aid project by “Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid” (H. STAFF) in Mogadishu, Somalia

H. STAFF (Project Manager)

H. STAFF
Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA) is an African, independent, humanitarian organization focused on providing lifesaving assistance to the most vulnerable in South Central Somalia and Kenya. HIJRA was established in Somalia to address the needs of the famine victims in 1992 and has been working to provide WASH, Livelihoods and Health interventions in Mogadishu and Lower Shabelle ever since.

HIJRA currently has 80 staff members comprised of Doctors, Nurses, Logisticians, Hygiene Promoters and Administrative experts directly implementing programs on the ground. HIJRA is one of the very few NGOs presently operating in South Central Somalia to address the needs of the displaced.

As one of the largest actors on the ground in Mogadishu and Lower Shabelle, HIJRA is now working to address the immediate needs of 350,000 famine affected IDP’s. Our teams work to support 287,000 in WASH, 12,000 in livelihoods and 160,000 in Health. HIJRA partners with OXFAM, WHO and receives support via DFID, CIDA and The Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) managed by OCHA.

“The city and camps are overwhelmed. I am indeed worried at the magnitude of the situation. We are witnessing the loss of life at an alarming rate. Today women and children are dying as they wait assistance. There can be no more hesitation in further intervention. It is our responsibility as humanitarians to assist people in need and today Somalia is the epicenter of those in need! We are calling for intensified efforts from all actors to assist in saving lives. ” Mohamed Dahir, HIJRA Director

In order to ensure the needs of the most vulnerable are met HIJRA is working to address the existing gaps on the ground through the provision of additional cash relief in Lower Shabelle to over 5,000 HHs, the addition of 35,000 women and children in our current Health program at the Daryeel Mother and Child Health Clinic in Lafoole and an additional 35,000 mothers and children in Mogadishu through the construction of 1 MCH in the Badbaado camp.

HIJRA urges all to action to address the famine in Somalia. To learn more about HIJRAs programs and how you can assist the most vulnerable please visit www.hijra.or.ke

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Location: Mogadishu, Somalia

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  • Construction of HIJRA and partner OXFAM GB's Oral Rehydration Treatment (ORT) Corners in Mogadishu

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  • Wet feeding rations in Mogadishu's Badbaado IDP camp

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  • Heavy rains in Mogadishu have resulted in the destruction of many IDPs fragile shelters leaving thousands exposed to the elements.

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  • Families gather as bundles of wood are received to be distributed for the construction of shelters. Badbaado IDP Camp, Mogadishu

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  • Life in the Badbaad Famine IDP Camp, Mogadishu.

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  • The most vulnerable have been forced out of their homes and onto the streets seeing multitudes forced to mass together in the open while waiting the delivery of aid.

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  • No one, young or old, has been spared the atrocities of Somalia's famine. Thousands arrive daily into the capital exhausted, malnourished and mental drained from journeys often more than 2 weeks.

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  • IDPs left exposed on the streets of Mogadishu seek shelter together under a single piece of plastic sheeting.

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  • An IDP after the collection of Oil from HIJRAs distribution in Hodan.

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  • With nowhere else to go and in need of shelter thousands of newly arrived IDPs have begun to line the streets and take up residence in the abandoned building of Mogadishu.

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  • Just days after Famine is declared in Somalia IDPs from the Bay and Bakool Regions line up to receive food assistance (oil, maize, rice, sugar and soap) from HIJRA Staff in Hodan, Mogadishu

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