history

Britain withdrew from British Somaliland in 1960. In 1969, a coup started authoritarian socialist rule. In early in 1991, Somalia descended into turmoil, and anarchy. In May 1991, northern clans declared an independent Republic of Somaliland. Although not recognized by any government, this entity has maintained a stable existence and continues efforts to establish a constitutional democracy, including holding municipal, parliamentary, and presidential elections. Beginning in 1993, a two-year UN humanitarian effort (primarily in the south) was able to alleviate famine conditions, but when the UN withdrew in 1995, having suffered significant casualties. IN 2009, the Parliament doubled in size to 550 seats with the addition of 200 ARS and 75 civil society members of parliament and a new President was elected. 

Somalia facts in Numbers
10,817,354 population
96.6 deaths/1,000 live births Infant Mortality Rate
$400 Average Family Income
NA%Unemployment Rate
Life in Somalia

Life for Relief and Development has been working to provide emergency food assistance and clean water by digging water wells throughout the country. Since famine was declared by the UN, Life has been working to dig water wells. Life also supplies hospitals and clinics with medical supplies, equipment and medicines and has sent containers filled with higher education books to schools and universities in Somalia. Life also provides food baskets and fresh meat to struggling families during Ramadan and Eid Al-Adha

Somalia: SPECIAL NEEDS
Build a Community Center in Africa

Communities in Africa are lacking social centers to fulfill the community member’s religious, spiritual, cultural, educational and social needs. Life builds community centers in Mali, Ghana, Somalia and Ethiopia to instill in the hearts of the community members the meaning of religion, culture and humanitarian values.

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Food Baskets

The month of Ramadan is a time of fasting, but more so, it is a time in which Muslims are compelled to give.

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Medical Supplies

Life procures and distributes medical supplies, equipment and medicines to hospitals and clinics in Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Ghana and many other countries.

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Udhiyah

Udhiyah in Arabic translates to any animal of the ‘an’aam class (i.e., Cow, Sheep, Goat, or Camel). Udhiyah/Qurbani is the sacrifice of the animals mentioned, after the Eid prayer. It is among the great rituals of Islam and a tradition of his blessed messengers.

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Water Wells

Water wells qualify as a source of ongoing charity. Donate a water well for your loved ones as a source of reward. Life digs water wells in villages and rural areas close to places of worship, hospitals, or schools.

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