Faire un don
80 €peuvent financer un lit de consultation au Nigéria
150 €peuvent financer des soins pour 35 enfants souffrant de malnutrition aiguë
200 €peuvent financer la prise en charge de 8 personnes en situation de précarité en France
OKautre montant pour votre don
soit 0 € après réduction fiscale

Somalia

© Jelle Boone

Somalia

100,000

internally displaced people in Somalia

1

in 12 women die from pregnancy related causes

98%

of women are victims of female genital mutilation between the ages of 4 and 11years old

Background

After 20 years of civil wars and political instability, Somalia remains a conflict zone. As fighting is now concentrated in the south of the country, civilians are taking refuge in the north, particularly in the port city of Bosasso, in northern Puntland, a state in the far north of Somalia. It is also a transit point for Ethiopian, Somali and Eritrean migrants en route to the Arabian Peninsula. In 2016, several thousands of them went through Bosasso, where they stayed in temporary camps, which sometimes became semi-permanent. Many of them also took the opposite route, fleeing the fighting in Yemen and crossing the Gulf of Aden for Bosasso. The city had 60,000 IDPs in 2016.  

 

For cultural reasons, but also because of lack of infrastructure, Somali women have very limited access to care and the country has a maternal mortality rate of 732 per 100,000 and an infant mortality rate of 82%. These rates are among the highest in the world. In fact, only one third of pregnancies are medically monitored, 49% of births take place at home, and less than 14% of women use family planning. Overall, both women and men lack awareness regarding sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence and the dramatic health consequences of female genital mutilation.

© DR
© DR

What we do

Women & Children

CARING FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN

Doctors of the World has been working in Bosasso since 2011 on a primary healthcare programme and sexual and reproductive health for internally displaced people, migrants and host populations. Through a national partner, Integrated Services for Displaced Populations (ISDP), the association supports the Ministry of Health by assisting eight public health facilities and the Bosasso General Hospital maternity ward.  

 

Doctors of the World provides essential medicines and suitable equipment. Our teams also support local health personnel on sexual and reproductive health issues and the management of gender-based violence.

Bosasso
Bosasso

In 2016

We helped:

  • 28,309 pregnant women who benefited from ante natal consultations

  • 157,184 patients who had access to a general medical consultation

    4,365 deliveries were medically assisted

  • 11,344 children were vaccinated against tuberculosis and 8,300 children against measles

© DR
© DR

Your support

Donate

I make a donation.

Newsletter

I subscribe to the newsletter.

Join us

I apply online.