Help Yateem is a fully registered charity in Somalia. We have our own offices located on site as well as our own dedicated local members of staff who are experts on the ground. We have the right team in the right place who know and understand the local community, working tirelessly with them to confidently deliver long-term self-sustainability resources to the right people at the right time.
Projects we run in Somalia:
– Building Masjids/Madrasah
– Qur’an Hifz Sponsorship
– Water Wells
Children in Somalia are facing some of the worst humanitarian situations, with some 300,000 under the age of five diagnosed as being malnourished. Overall, 5.6 million Somalians are facing a form of food insecurity following ongoing droughts and crop failures, meaning millions of families are unable to provide essential food and water to their children. This has resulted in over 400,000 Somalian children being acutely malnourished.
In addition, Somalia is a high-conflict area. More than 2.6 million people have been forced out of their homes amidst civil unrest between the government and Al-Shabab, leaving thousands of children without the stability and security they need.
Children are often recruited as young as nine, with many kidnapped and forced to be soldiers. As the conflict continues, children are at particular risk of being injured or killed.
The civil unrest has seen great disruption to education, with only 30% of Somalian children enrolled at school and 49% in employment. Girls are disproportionately affected by lack of access to education, with only 40% of those enrolled being female. Of those enrolled, many are forced to leave school when they get their first period or when they get married.
Our teams work across the country to give children access to essential healthcare and safe education. We distribute life-saving food and water provisions, as well as shielding children from the effects of civil conflict and climate change.
We work amongst communities to give families the tools they need to be self-sufficient. This includes building better homes and sanitation stations, which reduce the risk of preventable disease. We also support pregnant mothers to ensure both they and their children are healthy and nourished.
Our work in Somalia is vital, but we cannot continue without your help. We rely on your generous donations so that we can distribute life-saving aid. Just £42 a month will allow us to feed, clothe, educate and provide healthcare to a child. These are the most basic of provisions but nonetheless, they will have a huge impact on a Somalian child’s life.