causes
countries

Somalia

Map
Organizations in Somalia View all

Locations
Afghanistan , Congo (Democratic Republic) , Haiti , Iraq , Jordan , Lebanon , Madagascar , Nepal , Philippines , Sierra Leone ...See More Countries , Somalia , The Republic of South Sudan Show Less Countries
Causes
Children/Youth, Clean Water, Health
Emergency Relief and Recovery

Locations
Afghanistan , Armenia , Azerbaijan , Bangladesh , Barbados , Belarus , Belize , Benin , Bolivia , Burkina Faso ...See More Countries , Burundi , Cambodia , Congo (Democratic Republic) , Costa Rica , Cuba , Djibouti , El Salvador , Ethiopia , Gambia , Georgia , Ghana , Grenada , Guatemala , Guyana , Haiti , Honduras , India , Indonesia , Iran , Iraq , Israel , Jamaica , Japan , Kenya , Lebanon , Lesotho , Liberia , Madagascar , Malawi , Mali , Mexico , Moldova , Mozambique , Myanmar , Namibia , Nepal , Nicaragua , Niger , Nigeria , North Korea , Pakistan , Panama , Paraguay , Peru , Philippines , Rwanda , Senegal , Sierra Leone , Somalia , South Africa , Sri Lanka , St. Lucia , Sudan , Swaziland , Tajikistan , Thailand , The Republic of South Sudan , Togo , Trinidad and Tobago , Uganda , Ukraine , Vanuatu , Zambia , Zimbabwe Show Less Countries
Causes
Children/Youth
At Eevah, we create beautiful jewelry with the desire to impact lives around the world. At the heart of our company is the passion to help children in under-resourced areas of the world.

Locations
Afghanistan , Albania , Algeria , Angola , Argentina , Australia , Austria , Azerbaijan , Bahama , Bangladesh ...See More Countries , Belarus , Belize , Benin , Bolivia , Bosnia and Herzegovina , Botswana , Brazil , Bulgaria , Burkina Faso , Cambodia , Cameroon , Canada , Central African Republic , Chile , China , Colombia , Congo , Congo (Democratic Republic) , Costa Rica , Cote d'Ivoire , Croatia , Cuba , Czech Republic , Denmark , Dominican Republic , Ecuador , Egypt , El Salvador , Eritrea , Estonia , Ethiopia , Falkland Islands , Fiji , Finland , France , French Guiana , Gabon , Georgia , Germany , Ghana , Greece , Greenland , Guatemala , Guinea , Guinea Ecuatorial , Guinea-Bissau , Guyana , Haiti , Honduras , Hungary , Iceland , India , Indonesia , Iran , Iraq , Ireland , Israel , Italy , Jamaica , Japan , Jordan , Kazakhstan , Kenya , Kyrgyzstan , Laos , Latvia , Liberia , Libya , Lithuania , Macedonia , Madagascar , Malawi , Malaysia , Mali , Mauritanie , Mexico , Mongolia , Morocco , Mozambique , Myanmar , Namibia , Nepal , Netherlands , New Caledonia , New Zealand , Nicaragua , Niger , Nigeria , Norway , Oman , Pakistan , Panama , Papua New Guinea , Paraguay , Peru , Philippines , Poland , Portugal , Republic of Chad , Romania , Russia , SaudiArabia , Senegal , Serbia , Sierra Leone , Slovakia , Slovenia , Solomon Islands , Somalia , South Africa , Spain , Sri Lanka , Sudan , Suriname , Svalbard , Sweden , Switzerland , Syria , Tajikistan , Tanzania , Thailand , The Republic of South Sudan , Togo , Trinidad and Tobago , Tunisia , Turkey , Turkmenistan , UAE , Uganda , UK , Ukraine , United States of America , Uruguay , Uzbekistan , Vanuatu , Venezuela , Vietnam , Western Sahara , Yemen , Zambia , Zimbabwe Show Less Countries
Causes
Human Rights
Modeled on Vietnam Vets Against the War, LEAP brings unquestionable credibility and first hand experience to its critique of our drug policies to wide audiences. Find out why Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow said, "Law Enforcement Against Prohibition is a singular organization whose credibility and experience provide ...See More one of the strongest voices against the War on Drugs anywhere in the world." Show Less

Locations
Afghanistan, Cuba, Haiti, Kenya, Panama, Philippines, Somalia, Uganda, United States of America, Zambia
Causes
Health
Matter is a non-profit on a mission to increase access to health and food, next door and around the world.
View all

Causes We Support

Environment
Family
Human Rights
Education
Poverty
Religion
Clean Water
Economy
Government
Health
Children/Youth
Environment
Since Somalia remains one of the least developed and corrupt countries in the world, their natural resource management is dismal and there are virtually no safeguards in place to counteract the effects of climate change.1 Land degradation is a serious issue for Somalia because of the irreversible effects of unsustainable livestock breeding and other agricultural practices.2 Following the devastation of the civil war, environmental concerns have fallen in importance and relevant data is very scarce.3

Show References
1http://www.unep.org/disastersandconflicts/CountryOperations/UNEPsPastActivities/Somalia/tabid/54631/Default.aspx
2 Ibid
3 Ibid
Hide References

Somalia News

Minneapolis Star Tribune 
WASHINGTON — Vowing he won't turn Somalia into a "free fire zone," the commander of U.S. Africa Command said Friday he wants greater authority to conduct airstrikes and use military forces in the African country to allow the U.S. to strike al-Qaida ... See more..
News24 
Mogadishu - A police official says a car bomb blast near a restaurant and hotel in Somalia's capital has killed at least one person and wounded two others. Captain Mohamed Hussein says the car bomb detonated in the middle of a road near the ... See more..
NPR 
A viral social media campaign to fight the looming famine in Somalia has already raised more than $2 million. The goal is to send 60 tons of food to the country. See more..
See More News
ReliefWeb 
NAIROBI — The Kenyan government says it will open the border with Somalia to boost trade and allow the flow of people between the two countries. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta also pledged to help Somalia in the fight against al-Shabab militants and ... See more..
New York Times 
GENEVA — The world has only three to four months to save millions of people in Yemen and Somalia from starvation, as war and drought wreck crops and block deliveries of food and medical care, the International Committee of the Red Cross said ... See more..
TIME 
(UNITED NATIONS) — The United Nations says the $864 million U.N. humanitarian appeal for Somalia where a worsening drought threatens millions of people with famine is only 31% funded. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq told reporters Wednesday ... See more..
News24 
Mogadishu - An organisation that monitors extremist groups says al-Shabab has claimed to kill 17 soldiers and wound 22 in an attack in southwestern Somalia. The SITE Intelligence Group says in a statement Thursday that the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab's ... See more..
UN News Centre 
A mother gives her daughter a drink of rehydrating salts at a hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia. The country is currently experiencing a severe drought and UN humanitarian response has been upped to prevent the situation from worsening. March 2017. See more..
ReliefWeb 
Drought conditions are deepening in the north, and have expanded to southern and central regions. The large scale failure of the Deyr rains (October to November 2016) and consequent drought conditions have severely affected crop production and reduced ... See more..
Bloomberg 
An Islamic State faction in Somalia's Puntland region numbers a maximum of 300 fighters and doesn't pose a serious threat after its militants were driven out of a ... See more..
Show Less News

Geography

Eastern Africa, bordering the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean, east of Ethiopia
Area

Total 637,657 sq km
Land 627,337 sq km
Water 10,320 sq km

Climate

principally desert; northeast monsoon (December to February), moderate temperatures in north and hot in south; southwest monsoon (May to October), torrid in the north and hot in the south, irregular rainfall, hot and humid periods (tangambili) between monsoons ;
Natural Resources

uranium and largely unexploited reserves of iron ore, tin, gypsum, bauxite, copper, salt, natural gas, likely oil reserves ;
Natural Hazards

recurring droughts; frequent dust storms over eastern plains in summer; floods during rainy season
Current Environmental Issues

famine; use of contaminated water contributes to human health problems; deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; desertification ;

Demographics

Nationality
Somali
Population
10,251,568 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups
Languages
Religions

Finances

Despite the lack of effective national governance, Somalia has maintained a healthy informal economy, largely based on livestock, remittance/money transfer companies, and telecommunications. Agriculture is the most important sector with livestock normally accounting for about 40% of GDP and more than 50% of export earnings. Nomads and semi-pastoralists, who are dependent upon livestock for their livelihood, make up a large portion of the population. Livestock, hides, fish, charcoal, and bananas are Somalia's principal exports, while sugar, sorghum, corn, qat, and machined goods are the principal imports. Somalia's small industrial sector, based on the processing of agricultural products, has largely been ...See More looted and the machinery sold as scrap metal. Somalia''s service sector has grown. Telecommunication firms provide wireless services in most major cities and offer the lowest international call rates on the continent. In the absence of a formal banking sector, money transfer/remittance services have sprouted throughout the country, handling up to $1.6 billion in remittances annually. Mogadishu''s main market offers a variety of goods from food to the newest electronic gadgets. Hotels continue to operate and are supported with private-security militias. Somalia''s arrears to the IMF have continued to grow. Somalia''s capital city - Mogadishu - has enjoyed a rebirth following the departure of al-Shabaab in August 2011. Mogadishu has witnessed the development of the city''s first gas stations, supermarkets, and flights between Europe (Istanbul-Mogadishu) since the collapse of central authority in 1991. This economic growth has yet to expand outside of Mogadishu. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$5.896 billion (2010 est.); $5.75 billion (2009 est.); $5.607 billion (2008 est.)
Agriculture Products

bananas, sorghum, corn, coconuts, rice, sugarcane, mangoes, sesame seeds, beans; cattle, sheep, goats; fish
Industries

a few light industries, including sugar refining, textiles, wireless communication