MSF response in Somalia 2011

The humanitarian situation in Somalia this year saw major food shortages – which caused severe malnutrition, large population displacement and outbreaks of cholera and measles.

 As a result, MSF – which has been working in Somalia since 1991 – began significantly scaling up its medical response in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya from April 2011. This was largely possible due to substantial financial support from private donors around the world.
The report ‘Assisting the Somali population affected by the humanitarian crisis of 2011’ looks at MSF’s related activities from April to December 2011. It serves both to account for the generous support given for the people of Somalia, and to highlight the ongoing humanitarian crisis, with hundreds of thousands of Somali people still vulnerable to starvation, disease and violence. 

Find out more about MSF in Somalia