Population: 810,179 - ranks 162nd worldwide
Official Language: French and Arabic
Religion: Primarily Islam. There is religious freedom for foreigners.
Geography: Area – 23,200 sq. km. A hot, dry, desert enclave between Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia.
- 2011: Extreme drought conditions in the Horn of Africa resulted in an estimated 10 million people facing a severe food crisis. Hand of Hope worked quickly to provide much needed life-saving food supplies – providing over 500,000 meals in partnership with Feed My Starving Children.
- We also partnered with New Life Homes Trust to drill a water well near the Kenya/Somalia border. This well, along with 10 other recently completed wells we drilled in Somalia is providing much-needed water for so many.