Advocacy for Somalia
What is Happening?
Over the past two decades, a deadly combination of conflict and cyclical climate events—including drought, flooding, and locust infestations—has forced many Somalis from their homes. People flee the country every day, and most of Somalia’s internally displaced people have lived in a state of crisis for years, lacking basic services and opportunities to rebuild their lives.
What Must Be Done?
Refugees International is urging the international community to provide funding and technical assistance to help displaced Somalis rebuild their lives. Neighboring countries, including Kenya, must also do their part in upholding the rights of Somali refugees.
latest reports and briefs
No Going Back: The New Urban Face of Internal Displacement in Somalia
May 25, 2023
We Were Warned: Unlearned Lessons of Famine in the Horn of Africa
December 9, 2022
Durable Solutions in Somalia: Moving From Policies to Practice for IDPs in Mogadishu
December 16, 2019
latest statements and news
Proposed Closure of Kenya’s Dadaab and Kakuma Refugee Camps ‘Reckless’
March 25, 2021
Somalia’s Current Security and Stability Status
March 15, 2018
Latest Opinions, Q&As, and Explainers
The National Interest: Somalia’s 2022 Famine Is Predicted and Preventable
September 15, 2022
Fair Observer | The Humanitarian Disaster Before Us: COVID-19 in Somalia
June 8, 2020
Explainer: Locust Crisis Worsens Food Insecurity in East Africa
March 18, 2020
Senior National Security and Humanitarian Figures Urge Continued Life-Saving Assistance to Somalia
August 9, 2019
NGO Letter to Congress on Supplemental Funding to Respond to Famines
April 5, 2017
Latest Events and Testimonies
Testimony by Eric Schwartz on the Four Famines
July 18, 2017
Featured Image: Women wait for a delivery of water at Muuri camp for internally displaced people in Baidoa, Somalia, on February 13, 2022. © YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images