Project profile — Emergency Healthcare and Nutrition for Internally Displaced People in Somalia - Save the Children 20


Save the Children Canada (22502)
2021-04-28 - 2024-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Somalia (100.00%)


• Humanitarian aid: Basic Health Care in Emergencies (72011) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)


March 2021 - Despite progress towards sustainable political stability, the impact of more than three decades of insecurity, exacerbated by frequently recurring drought, increasing seasonal flooding, an ongoing historic infestation of desert locusts, and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, has left much of the population without access to basic services and ever more vulnerable to the next shock. Internal displacement remains at record levels, with an estimated 2.6 million internally displaced people (IDPs) living in more than 2,400 sites across the country, and severe food insecurity is projected to increase in 2021, as a La Niña weather event is expected to bring renewed drought conditions early in the year. Altogether, an estimated 5.9 million people in Somalia will require humanitarian assistance in 2021. With GAC’s support, Save the Children is preventing and treating acute malnutrition and improving access to healthcare amongst drought- and conflict-affected IDPs, returnees, and host communities in Somalia’s Lower Juba region. Project activities include: (1) providing training and support for local health workers and facilities; and (2) providing screening for and treatment of acute malnutrition.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include the reduced rates of morbidity and mortality due to illness, including acute malnutrition, and injury amongst internally displaced persons, returnees, and host communities in Somalia’s Lower Juba region. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated, and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crises or acute food insecurity.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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