Due to over 20 years of violent conflicts and political turbulence, Somalia has been facing a severe hunger and dystrophy crisis. In 2017, through the South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund, the Chinese government offered emergency food assistance to Somalia to improve children’s nutrition and reduce the risk of death. About 390,000 Somalian people have benefited from this program and received emergency food assistance.
Amran Mohammed, 20 years old, has two daughters, who were 3-year-old and 2-year-old respectively. They were homeless in Boosaaso and received 30-day special immediate nutrients provided by the Chinese government. The 10-year-old Hodan Damo went to school at the Mohammed Moge Primary School, where he was able to eat hot rice provided by China. The meals provided by the program guaranteed that students could have at least one hot meal each day.