Food Alms Support Somali IDP

Somali IDP rely on aid from humanitarian agencies to make ends meet.

Food Alms Support Somali IDP' photo
A woman and child refugee in Hodan, one of the recipients of the food packages from Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) in July. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, HODAN, YAAQSHID, GARASBALEY - The tents in Hodan camp are only made of tarpaulins and wooden frames. During the day, it is always hot inside the tent. In the evening, the cold winds often seep through the holes on the tarps. The Somali IDP in Hodan camp have to live in such simple tents to shelter themselves from the heat of the sun.

The spaces between the tents are often used as the place for washing clothes and dishes. Muslima, one of the IDP, was just finished washing her dirty dishes. She was walking to a field in the IDP camp. On Thursday (7/9), food alms from generous Indonesian benefactors for Somali refugees were about to be distributed.

Andi Noor Faradiba from Aksi Cepat Tanggap's Global Humanity Response Team for Africa explained that food aid for Somalia distributed in early July benefited 450 people. "These IDP are people who come from outside the capital. some have lived here for more than two years. Others have just arrived because of civil war. Now they don't have basic needs such as shelter, education, and health service, "Faradiba explained.

Based on data from the World Food Program (WFP), in May 2018, as many as 2.7 million Somali residents were unable to meet their daily food needs and were in dire need of humanitarian assistance. As many as 500,000 Somalis suffered from hunger. It is estimated that 300,000 children under five were malnourished, 48,000 of whom were at risk of illness and death. []