Population: 10,428,043 - ranks 84th worldwide
Official Language: Somali and Arabic
Religion: Sunni Islam
Geography: Area 637,000 sq. km. The mostly arid Horn of Africa east of Ethiopia and Kenya.
2011: Extreme drought conditions in the Horn of Africa resulted in an estimated 10 million people facing a severe food crisis. Hand of Hope worked quickly to provide much needed life-saving food supplies – providing over 500,000 meals in partnership with Feed My Starving Children.
We also partnered with New Life Homes Trust to drill a water well near the Kenya/Somalia border.This well, along with 10 other recently completed wells we drilled in Somalia is providing much-needed water for so many.
Hand of Hope has served over 500,000 meals to refugees in this country.
Television and Radio
Joyce’s Enjoying Everyday Life Television shows are available in English and Kiswahili in select areas across the country.
Through our Water Relief program, Hand of Hope provides fresh drinking water to villages.