COVID-19 Response in Mogadishu, Somalia

Short description

Securing access to health care for mothers and children in Mogadishu, Somalia.


SOS Children’s Villages has been operational in Mogadishu since 1985, providing both development and life-saving interventions to the most vulnerable. The organization is currently running the second-largest Mother & Child Hospital in the country and three health clinics at the refugee camps in Afgoi corridor, Baidoa and Hudur. The COVID-19 crisis puts their work at risk.

The country’s health care system is inadequate to respond to the crisis: less than 20 beds in intensive care units are available in whole Somalia, and the high-risk group is broader than in other countries, given that over 1.2 million children suffer from malnutrition.

We aim to strengthen the work of SOS Children’s Villages in Mogadishu. Our project seeks to grant health care access to children, mothers, and SOS staff during the pandemic.
The SOS Mother and Child hospital shall keep granting quality essential life-saving health services to its beneficiaries. It shall also reach up to at least 60.000 additional beneficiaries through COVID-19 specific responses such as awareness campaigns, sensitization, and testing.

To do so, we train SOS medical staff in both the diagnostic and treatment of the COVID-19 virus. We provide doctors and nurses with protective equipment and long-term psychological support. We create child-friendly isolation centers and grant food and medicines both to patients and doctors.

Target country


Project type

  • Healthcare
  • Mental health

Support needed

  • Other

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Project status

  • Launched