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Somalia reached a total humanitarian disaster in 2011 when they reached famine alerts after months of drought. Inability by the government to address the humanitarian condition resulted in a mass migration of refugees into neighboring countries.

Conflict with insurgent groups in southern Somalia intensified the famine, leading to 1.4 million IDPs in 2011 alone.  In 2012 Somalia made major strides to stabilize the country by successfully ratifying a constitution. 

In 2012, Somalia successfully ratified a Constitution after two decades without a central government. The newly ratified constitution has created a framework for popular elections for parliament. Zakat Foundation of America cemented their efforts for the long-term development of Somalia through an office located in Mogadishu which will carry out development and vocational training programs, especially in Southern Somalia.

Latest News from Somalia

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Home-Grown Somali Group Shares History and Hopes During Visit with ZF

The leadership of the Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation (DHAF) shared their stories and goals with ZF Asia and Africa programs coordinator… Continue Reading...

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Medical Aid to Somali Clinic Saves Lives of Mothers and Children

From December, 2013, to February, 2014, the Dr. Hawa Abdi General Hospital in Afgooye, Somalia,… Continue Reading...

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ZF Representative Meets with Somali Government in Kenya

For several years, Zakat Foundation of America (ZF) has provided humanitarian support to address the issues facing Somalis and… Continue Reading...

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ZF’s Post-Famine Work with Somali Refugees and IDPs

One year after the catastrophic famine crisis, Zakat Foundation of America continues to support the people of Somalia. ZF hopes… Continue Reading...

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Water for Somalis

Zakat Foundation of America's water well building project begun to alleviate Somali water shortages. Continue Reading...