INTERSOS has been operating as a humanitarian organization in Somalia since 1992, when it began to support the Jowhar Regional Hospital in the Middle Shabelle region. The hospital, supported to this day by INTERSOS, remains the only health facility and the centre of reference for all the primary health centres of the region, covering a basin of over 250,000 people.
Our projects focus on the two key areas of protection, and health and nutrition. In particular, INTERSOS provides medical and health assistance, nutritional programmes and access to water and adequate sanitation, as well as protection of women and children, documentation and reunification of unaccompanied minors, reintegration of minors in their communities and families, and formal and informal education. In addition, our programme provides support to refugee families in neighbouring countries, particularly in Kenya, for a safe, dignified and voluntary return to the villages of origin in Somalia and for their reintegration into the community.
Our interventions are concentrated in the Middle and Lower regions of Shabelle, Bay, Bakool, Banadir and Puntland.
PEOPLE WHO HAD ACCESS TO HEALTH SERVICES (2017)
MOBILE CLINICS AND HEALTHCARE FACILITIES (2017)
CHILDREN UNDER AGE 5 MONITORED FOR MALNUTRITION (2017)
PEOPLE WITH ACCESS TO WATER AND SANITATION (2017)
WELLS, LATRINES AND SHOWERS BUILT (2017)
UNACCOMPANIED MINORS ASSISTED (2017)
FAMILIES REUNITED (2017)
PEOPLE ASSISTED IN VOLUNTARY REPATRIATION AND REINTEGRATION INTO THE COMMUNITY (2017)
MINORS WITH ACCESS TO EDUCATION (2017)
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NUMBER OF PROJECTS (2017)
The serious and chronic internal conflict that has hit Somalia in the last two decades has led to the collapse of all state structures, with an inadequate infrastructure that is unable to offer basic services to the population.
The Al-Shabaab armed group continues to maintain control of many areas of the country. Furthermore, the severe drought that hit most of the country in 2017 has deteriorated the already fragile humanitarian situation. A significant part of the Somali population has been forced to leave their homes, increasing the already high percentage of displaced population with limited access to basic services, including Health and Nutrition.
To date, it is estimated that more than 2 million Somalis have left the country, plus 1 million internally displaced persons and around 2.7 million people in extreme need. Although the government is trying to gradually take on more responsibilities, NGOs and civil society actors remain the main bodies able to guarantee the coverage of primary services.
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