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  • Camel dairy products can provide more milk for people in arid and semi-arid areas and give nomadic herders a rich source of income. USAID works with dairy farmers to increase production and reduce their losses.

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  • USAID improves the quality of education by constructing new classrooms, providing teaching and learning materials, and conducting teacher training courses to the future teachers of Somalia

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  • Supporting alternative energy endeavors, like the installation of USAID-funded wind turbines accelerates economic growth, increased investment and generates employment.

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  • Promoting arts and culture is a strong component of USAID's activities that strive to enhance community cohesion and pride.

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  • Somali youth celebrate their independence day. USAID supports activities that promote activism and engagement in political processes.

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  • USAID assists the agricultural sector with the introduction of new technologies that help in complying with accepted food, health and hygiene regulations for the export market.

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  • Women's basketball is bouncing back in Somalia! USAID funds sports activities that provide a healthy option to idleness or violent extremism.

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Teaching One Child at a Time in Somalia
Teaching One Child at a Time in Somalia
Somali Fish Value Chain
Untapping Somalia's natural resources
Strengthening Somali Governance (SSG) Project
Strengthening Somali Governance (SSG) Project

About Somalia

Since 1991, Somalia has essentially been a collapsed state and has experienced chronic food insecurity, widespread violence, and recurring droughts and floods.  The social costs of war have been enormous, leaving Somalia with some of the lowest human development indicators in the world.  Sustained life-saving assistance, coupled with interventions aimed at building resilience, are critical to helping vulnerable households meet basic needs, reduce malnutrition, and protect livelihoods.

Somalis are forging a promising path forward, after years of state failure and conflict.  The creation of regional states, rebuilding of institutions, and positive re-engagement with the international community point to a brighter future for the country and the region. USAID supports Somalia's aspirations for durable stability, democracy and prosperity. We help save lives, alleviate human suffering, and build resilience to disasters.

USAID is also working to reduce the appeal of extremism in Somalia through programming that fosters good governance, promotes economic recovery and growth, offers youth skills training, and works to increase social cohesion through improved community with government relationships. Our programs are planned and carried out with local partners in the context of Somali culture and values.

Last updated: June 17, 2019

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Mission Contact

USAID/East Africa, Somalia Unit
PO Box 629
Village Market 00621
+254 20 862 2000
+254 20 862 2680

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