thursday, 9 february:
Badbaado Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camp is one of the largest in the African country’s coastal town of Mogadishu. WAHA International has set up a health centre there with a hospitalisation facility using disaster relief tents donated by ShelterBox, providing primary health care consultations and improving maternal health care services.
The ShelterBox tents not only provide a clean sterile area for the medical staff to work in but also allow patients to be hospitalised while staying with their families rather than being separated. Pregnant women also have privacy when having antenatal consultations and giving birth.
Dr Sinan Khaddaj, WAHA International Secretary General said: ‘These relief kits have made a dramatic difference to the well-being of hundreds of Somali families in dire need of assistance in Mogadishu.’
Hear about the latest in the field in Mogadishu from ShelterBox France’s President John Diksa, who has been coordinating ShelterBox’s work with WAHA International here.
tuesday, 17 january:
500 more ShelterBoxes are on their way to Rajo camp in the coastal town of Mogadishu for WAHA to distribute to further internally displaced families.
thursday, 24 november:
Drought and on-going conflict in Somalia have forced over one million people to leave their homes. ShelterBox has been working in partnership with Women And Health Alliance (WAHA) International to set up tents not only for living spaces but also for medical treatment rooms in Mogadishu, providing emergency shelter, comfort and dignity to those families most vulnerable.
224 boxes have been sent along with 250 tents.