• To advocate and lobby for humanitarian assistance for the people of Somalia.
  • To enhance the institutional management capacity of community-based organisations (CBOs) in Somalia.
  • To design social services and sustainable projects for the marginalised communities in both rural areas and urban centres.


Key focus areas


  • Advocating for Somali communities.
  • Collecting data that can be shared with partners to coordinate collective action to achieve our goals.


Main activities


  • Seeking financial support.
  • Mobilising local resources.
  • Sharing information with local and international stakeholders to ensure the integrated and collective work of all groups.
  • Providing information to the local communities focusing on health, education, agriculture and livestock, drinking water and environmental conservation.
  • Collecting data for pasture, livestock conditions, agricultural production, land degradation, services provided to the rural communities (hospitals, maternal and child health centres (MCHs), health posts and health centres) and education (literacy rate, primary schools, adult education).

        Source: FAO/Somalia plan of action 2011-2012.


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Internally displaced people

United Nations estimates indicate that 1.4 million people are currently displaced in Somalia, of which 92 percent driven by conflict.

Source: FAO/Somalia plan of action 2011-2012.


General strategies


Two of the FAO strategies are:

V. Supporting Public/Private Partnerships and local institutions and groups.

VI. Improving preparedness.

Source: FAO/Somalia plan of action 2011-2015.

Other strategies relate to:

agriculture and livestock
environmental conservation.

Who is the FAO?


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.