Somalia

Somalia 2017-09-08T16:27:28+00:00

Demographics*

Somalia, officially the Federal Republic of Somalia, is located in the Horn of Africa and is bordered by the Indian Ocean to the East, Kenya to the southwest, Ethiopia to the west, Djibouti to the northwest and the Gulf of Aden to the North. Hot conditions prevail year-round, along with periodic monsoon winds and irregular rainfall. Around 10 million people live in Somalia. Somali and Arabic are the official languages of Somalia. Most people in the territory are Muslims, the majority being Sunni.

Approximately 2.5 million people affected by the famine and the drought in East Africa, and it is estimated that 200,000 have died from severe consequences of the drought. Poor and remote villages of Kenya and Somalia are badly affected, as safe water supplies are few and far between. Many people often get their water from streams and rivers contaminated with excrement, making them breeding grounds for harmful bacteria.

Baitulmaal’s Work in Somali

Baitulmaal continuously works to provide Somalis in need with their basic necessities, such as food, water, household items, medical supplies , etc. Whether these are annual distributions during the holiday seasons or during emergency disaster relief projects, Baitulmaal ensures that hundreds of needy individuals are supplied with what they need to survive. In addition to helping ensure their survival Baitulmaal also supports sustainable projects that help those in need long after we are gone. These projects include things like water wells, water purification systems, greenhouses, poultry farms and schools. Through our Sustainable Projects and the precious contributions of our generous donors, Baitulmaal continues this noble work striving to help those in need reach a brighter future full of hope.

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