News story Funding to Somalia
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Department for International Development have published an infographic showing how UK aid to Somalia is helping the country.
The infographic, published ahead of the Somalia Conference, shows where aid is being spent and how it is making a difference.
For the period 2011-15 the UK is helping 45,000 people, including 15,000 women, secure new jobs. We are also helping over 60,000 children under five benefit from acute malnutrition programmes each year.
Funding is also helping over 100,000 babies to be born with the help of midwives, nurses and doctors as well as providing support to Somalia’s new government and federal parliament.
The Governments of the UK and Somalia will co-host the international conference on Somalia on 7 May. The conference aims to provide international support for the Government of Somalia as they rebuild their country after two decades of conflict.
The Conference will focus on four key areas: security, justice, public financial management and political stability.