Somalia is currently experiencing a major humanitarian crisis. Millions of people are in need of food and nutritional aid, and medical assistance as protracted drought has ravaged the land.
Caritas organisation Trócaire has a strong, long-established presence in the Gedo region in southern Somalia. There, they currently fund and run three hospitals, 10 primary health units and four health centres.
They are tackling a cholera outbreak in Gedo – with emergency medical assistance, treatment of affected water supplies to stop the spread of the disease, and supplying clean water to 15 schools and three hospitals in the region.