DEVASTATION THROUGH CONFLICT
Decades of conflict have left over 1.1 million Somalis displaced within their own country, and almost a million as refugees in neighboring countries. High food prices, combined with frequent droughts and floods have compounded poverty and continue to threaten livelihoods.
Somalia has an estimated population of 12 million. About 12 million Somalis are poor across multiple dimensions (health, education, standard of living). Overall, 73 percent of Somalis live on US$2 per day.
Due to decades of conflicts there are a high number of widows and orphans in Somalia, which is frequently ranked as one of the worst places to live as a woman, due to maternal health, child mortality education and levels of women’s income and political status.