Ali is a sorghum farmer in Shibelow, a village in Baidoa district. Due to the impact of the 2020 drought on agro-pastoral households, he and his family fled in...Read more
Somalia is a country that has been devastated by more than 27 years of civil war. Human development indicators remain the worst in the world and the humanitarian situation is extremely fragile: over 2.5 million people were displaced between Jan 2016 and 30 Jun 2019 and the country is cyclically affected by drought and frequent escalation of violence.
In response to this deep crisis, COOPI has been running emergency and long term resilience building projects including; health, food security & livelihoods, water and sanitation projects since 1981 to improve the living conditions of thousands of vulnerable families.
To address the lack of basic health care and clean water, we provide emergency medical services and outpatient treatment for HIV and tuberculosis. We also work to increase access to clean water through rehabilitation or construction of water points, emergency water trucking as well as promoting the spread of good hygiene practices and the construction of latrines.
In addition, in response to severe food insecurity, we provide unconditional and conditional cash transfers, provide emergency fodder for livestock, emergency water trucking for livestock, distribute seeds, agricultural tools and irrigation fuel vouchers, and train farmers and herders on good husbandry practices.
Since 2017, COOPI has been implementing a project in Mogadishu, promoting the reintegration of Somali refugees returning from Kenya and other countries of asylum through vocational training skills, business skills training and provision of business start-up grants to enable them engage in income generating activities.