Covid-19 is one more threat to the lives, health and livelihoods for those already suffering from the effects of violence and climatic shocks in Somalia. The ICRC Somalia Delegation, in close collaboration with the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS), has adapted its humanitarian operation to respond to the pandemic by complementing the response of Somali authorities and other international organisations. This is being done by observing the fundamental principles of neutrality, impartiality and independence.
The ICRC adapted its response both by adjusting existing programs to respond to the emergency and by developing new programmes to tackle the specific needs that emerge with the pandemic. ICRC’s humanitarian activities to address and mitigate the consequences of conflict and natural disaster continue to be implemented wherever possible.
Highlights of our response to Covid-19 in Somalia
For a detailed update of our response to COVID-19, click here.
Source : Icrc