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CARE started work in: 1981

Somalia is on the United Nations’ least developed countries list. CARE International works in the northern regions of Puntland and Somaliland, focusing on reducing the impact of emergency on vulnerable communities and promote organizational learning.

What CARE International does in Somalia

CARE International has been working in Somalia since 1981. Our programs have included projects in water and sanitation, sustainable pastoralist activities, civil society and media development, small-scale enterprise development, primary school education, teacher training, adult literacy, and vocational training. We work in partnership with Somali and international aid agencies, civil society leaders, and local authorities.   

CARE Somalia works in the northern regions of Puntland and Somaliland.  

In Somalia, CARE International’s work focuses on:  

  • Adopting a program approach to demonstrate impact and promote organizational learning 
  • Reducing the impact of emergencies on vulnerable communities, particularly women and children 
  • Improving governance and access to services and resources 

Somalia is currently facing the triple shocks of COVID-19, desert locus infestation, and the effect of 2019-2020 floods, some of which were caused by the Gati cyclone in November 2020. This combination of crises has destroyed crops and resulted in food insecurity. In response, CARE Somalia is reaching people through food security, nutrition, health, WASH, protection, and education services. 

Reach and impact data
Total participants reached in 2023
  • Direct 2,041,374
  • Women & girls 55%
  • Indirect -
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Please note that the figures in this site may not be the same as those reported to donors or host governments based on different reporting periods. CARE's international aggregated reporting mechanisms always use the Fiscal Year from July to June.

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