News and Stories - Emergencies - 24 March 2023

Somalia: a story of survival

Somalia: a story of survival

The ABC’s acclaimed Foreign Correspondent program, took viewers to Somalia on 23 March 2023, showing the hunger crisis that is rapidly deteriorating across the country.

Reporter Stephanie March and videographer Matthew Davis travelled with the Plan International Somalia team across some of the most devastated regions in Somaliland, getting a first-hand look at what day-today survival is really like for families – and in particular, for girls.

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In the village of Haroshiekh, they spent time with Hinda, an adolescent girl Plan International provides aid to, and her family. Hinda’s father is a livestock farmer, but with water almost non-existent and livestock left with nothing to eat, he is struggling to put food on the table for his family.

With Plan International’s support of emergency cash vouchers, water and school supplies, Hinda has been able to return to school and her father has been able to purchase food.

This has been possible thanks to our  generous donors, but many more families are facing severe hunger.

How you can help

You can help by joining our call for urgent action from the Australian Government. Write to your local MP.

You can also make a general donation, so we can respond to future emergencies like this.


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