SOS Children’s Villages stayed in the country to help the Somali people when the majority of international relief organisations left. To this day, the situation in Somalia remains unstable and families continue to struggle to feed themselves and care for their children. The changing security situation makes the work of our organisation extremely challenging.
Stability is needed to improve life for families
The country had been without an effective government and international efforts aimed at building a stable Somali administration have been unsuccessful.There was great hope, therefore, when in September 2012, 275 members were sworn into Somalia’s first parliament in over 20 years. However, in spite of the new government’s best efforts, the country continues to face many challenges. According to the 2013 Ibrahim Index of African Governance, Somalia is the lowest scoring country in Africa in the four categories assessed: safety and rule of law; participation and human rights; sustainable economic development; and human development.
Somalia – a precarious place to live
Children's lives have been damaged by insecurity
SOS Children's Villages in Somalia
SOS Somalia National Office
Buruburu phase 1
Tel: +254 20 782104
+254 20 782423
Fax: +254 20 789744