The world is facing the largest humanitarian crisis since the United Nations was founded in 1945, with more than 20 million people in four countries facing starvation and famine.

Somalia is among the most affected of these countries with very high vulnerability. 

This is where we come in.

Approximately 6.2 million Somalis, which is more than 50% of the population, lack sufficient food. 363,000 children under the age of 5 are acutely malnourished.

The current drought has increased the number of outbreaks of disease, with cholera threatening the lives of many. Humanitarian efforts are hampered by continued conflicts and population displacements. 3.3 million people are in need of access to emergency health care and there is a critical shortage of health workers.


How We Help

Strengthen Health Clinics

Medair works with trusted local, Somali partners to train and supervise health clinic staff and to provide essential drugs and supplies. Our support focuses on primary health care, vaccinations, and safe childbirth.



Medair runs a comprehensive malnutrition treatment program that nourishes and saves the lives of young children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers.

Community Health

We have had great success in Somalia using “Care Groups” made up of trained volunteers who regularly visit the families in their community to promote good health, hygiene, and nutrition practices.

Our Impact


patients treated at Medair-supported health facilities


children treated for acute malnutrition


children vaccinated for measles

There are few places on earth more dangerous to be born than Somalia

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