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IOM in Somalia

Ready to respond as soon as crisis strikes, the IOM team has been in Somalia since 2006. In 2016 alone, IOM provided humanitarian assistance to close to 1 million people in 25 districts affected by armed conflict, flooding, drought, cyclones, and cholera outbreaks.

IOM’s response in Somalia includes:


IOM supports 13 standing and 5 mobile clinics across 14 districts. IOM also provides essential medical supplies, vaccines and equipment at many clinics, and assists health experts from the Somali community to strengthen local health authorities.

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

IOM provides water trucking and water storage across 7 regions of Somalia. We help with the rehabilitation and maintenance of boreholes and other water supply systems; distribute hygiene kits; and run information campaigns on the importance of hygiene to prevent cholera and measles.


IOM provides emergency shelter kits that include plastic sheets, mats, blankets, kitchen sets, jerry cans, and solar lanterns. The kits may include local timber, nails, rope, iron sheets, doors, windows, locks, and flooring materials according to the needs of the population.


IOM is tracking and forecasting population displacement and disseminating weekly displacement alerts to provide early warning for worsening situations, and to increase data collection coverage in the worst affected areas.

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