Canada’s new humanitarian support in Somalia


Canada announced $10.4 million for humanitarian assistance to vulnerable communities in Somalia.

Canada is a significant humanitarian donor in Somalia. This assistance to humanitarian partners will help save lives and alleviate suffering among the Somali people in the following ways:

  • The World Food Programme will receive $5.25 million to provide emergency food assistance to millions of drought-affected Somalis.
  • The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will receive $2.5 million to deliver health and nutrition services, water and sanitation, and education and protection to children.
  • The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will receive $1.7 million to support local and international humanitarian organizations in providing flexible and timely assistance to those in need.
  • The American Refugee Committee has received $950,000 to provide water and health interventions to drought-affected regions in northern Somalia.
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