Somalia is experiencing severe drought and is in desperate need of help. Four seasons of failed rain have forced 670,000 people to desert their homes in search of food and water and over 300,000 children face death by starvation in Somalia. 3.5 million people are already experiencing food insecurity.
The lack of rainfall and unbearable temperatures has destroyed crops and livestock, with local farming communities left without an income or food supply.
TB is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. Millions of people continue to fall sick from TB each year. In 2018, 10 million people around the world fell ill with TB and 1.5 million tragically died due to it.
In Somalia, one of the world’s most poverty-stricken nations, only 42% of estimated cases of TB are detected. This leaves a huge number of TB cases in the community undetected and untreated, hence enabling further transmissions. While antibiotics typically treat TB, studies have shown that the prevalence of drug-resistant TB has increased in Somalia.
This is an emergency situation. Your support can save lives now.
£60 Provide a family with essential food for a month.
£150 Provide medical supplies and equipment to hospitals.
£400 Supports a clinic for mothers and their new-born.
You can save lives in Somalia.
People have lost their means of livelihoods, are unable to feed themselves and their families and are being forced to leave their homes.
Muslim Aid is on the ground and with your help we can assist men, women, children, and the elderly by easing their hunger through the provision of essential food items as well as protecting them against the spread of disease, we can also help mothers and their babies survive.
Donate now. Save Somalia today.