Somalia is in a state of pre-famine. The drought has left 3 million people facing food insecurity, and 6.2 million in need of urgent aid. The international community fears there will be another famine like the one that killed 260,000 people in 2011.
Due to the absence of rain, 80% of cattle are dead, rivers are dry, and crops have been destroyed. Almost 400,000 children aged under 5 are acutely malnourished, and the situation is made worse by vicious conflict between armed assemblies. For the people of Somalia, stability seems like a distant memory.
What We Do
Somalia Food Kitchen
Every day, the Charity Right food kitchen provides 2000 internally displaced individuals with a hot, cooked meal. We feed the same people every day, so that food becomes a regular part of their lives again. Our 18-strong team prepares and serves these meals to ensure food safety and to prevent illness.
The elderly and children receive soup made from beans, barley, millet, milk, sugar, and sesame oil; while adults receive a meal made from rice, beans, sugar, and sesame oil.
This programme began as an emergency food appeal. Once it became clear this kitchen was the sole food and nutrition provider for so many people, we decided to create a permanent support system: the food kitchen.
As an organisation that focuses on providing long term help, we plan to support these individuals until they no longer need aid.
We'd like you to meet Hawo. She's one of the many children we feed in Mogadishu.