Somalia, on the two-year anniversary of the famine
July 22, 2013 by
Together with the new Somali government and local nonprofits, the IRC rehabilitated and rebuilt four health centers in the capital Mogadishu. Many Somalis displaced by fighting and famine suffer from post-traumatic stress brought on by their experiences. Photo: Peter Biro/IRC
Abdallah Ibrahim Yare with his son Aden outside their home in the Dadaab refugee complex in Kenya. When the family arrived from drought-ravaged Somalia in 2011, the little boy was rushed to an IRC hospital to be treated for acute malnutrition. Aden's mother died during the journey. Photo: Lizzy Ongoro/IRC
Meet two families in South Central Somalia whose lives and communities have been improved through International Rescue Committee projects helping drought and famine survivors make a living. The projects receive support from ECHO, the European Commission's humanitarian aid office.
07 May 2013
Dadaab Stories: Inside the world's largest refugee camp
Coping with cyclical droughts has become a way of life for millions of Somalis. If water is not readily available, families often spend a large portion of their income on purchasing it, taking away from a meager stock of funds that would otherwise have gone for spending on food and other essentials.