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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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  • Somali fishermen struggle to make a living from their daily catch. USAID-funded ice machines are allowing fishermen to store their fish and sell it to the international market.

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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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  • Somaliland's Ministry of the Interior has a new building to conduct its daily activities. USAID invests in infrastructure projects that help governement institutions improve service delivery.

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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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  • Women open up businesses after receiving vocational training. USAID invests in improving the livelihoods of thousands of women throughout Somalia so that they can provide for their families and are empowered to become active citizens in their community.

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About Somalia

Since 1991, Somalia has essentially been a collapsed state. The social costs of war have been enormous, leaving Somalia with some of the lowest human development indicators in the world. In 2011 and 2012, the worst drought that East Africa has seen in 60 years led to famine in southern Somalia, uprooting thousands of families and putting millions at severe risk. Food security has improved, largely driven by humanitarian assistance.

USAID is working to increase stability and 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: November 07, 2017

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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

USAID Contact

USAID/East Africa Somalia Unit
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
, DC