UWT in Somalia

    ‘Abdullah b. Al-Zubayr (Radi Allahu anhum) said: “I have never seen two women more generous than ‘Aishah Radi Allahu anha and Asma Radi Allahu anha. They had different ways of being generous. As for ‘Aishah, she used to gather things, until she had a collection, then she would distribute it. As for Asma, she would never keep anything until the next day.”

    (Al-Bukhari, Al-Adab Al-Mufrad)  

    Droughts, floods and incessant conflict have ravaged the lives of millions in Somalia. In 2004, Ummah Welfare Trust initiated its humanitarian aid package in response the the acute poverty which had gripped this poor nation. Since then, the Trust has been tackling issues ranging from education to healthcare to providing food, shelter and water.

    Alhamdulillah, with the help of UK donors, UWT is increasing the scale of relief in the region but your continued support is needed.

    Orphans in Somalia

    Somalia can be described as a failed state. There is no effective government, its infrastructure is in ruins, 1.5 million are internally displaced and there are massive food shortages. Recent generations have grown up accustomed to nothing but war, displacement and hunger. Read more.

    Baidoa Medical Centre

    Though data is generally lacking, Somalia has one of the highest infant and maternal mortality rates in the world. Preventable diseases such as diarrhoea and malaria and respiratory infections account for more than half of all child deaths in the country. Read more.

    Distributing Goats in Bay

    Crippling droughts in southern Somalia have killed thousands of livestock, destroying the livelihoods of thousands of farmers. With no form of income, farmers and their families end up hungry, thirsty (as water scarcity pushes up prices) and with no money to educate and treat their children. Read more.

    A Water Engine in Qoordheere

    Qoordheere, in the district of Jowhar, is about 130 km north of Mogadishu. There are an estimated 8000 residents living in and around the town. The majority depends on subsistence farming for their income and relies on the rainy seasons and deeply dug wells for their water provisions. Read more.

    Delivering Water in Burhakaba

    A massive shortage of water recently arose in Burhakaba - a town in the Bay region of southern Somalia. At least 25,000 people were suffering because of it. Read more.

    Water Wells in Jeedow and Jeerow

    Large parts of Somalia have received little or no rainfall in the last few years. Even the rainy seasons (from April to June and October to December) have given no respite. Destroyed water supplies due to lack of maintenance and continuing conflict have deepened the crisis. The result: an estimated 65% of Somalis do not have regular access to clean water. Read more.

    Quenching Thirst in Somalia

    Saad Ibn Ubadah Radyallahu ‘Anhu asked, 'Apostle of Allah, what form of Sadaqah is the best?' He Salallahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam replied, 'Water.' (Abu Dawood)


    Building the Faith - Masjid Azam Yusuf

    Unending war has taken its toll on Somalia. Homes have been destroyed and families displaced. Sadly still, many Masjids have also been destroyed leaving the inhabitants of many towns with no place of worship.  Read more


    Housing Construction Somalia

    Conflict and failed harvests (induced by unprecedented droughts) have forced 1.5 million Somalis to leave their homes. The country has one of the highest numbers of internally displaced refugees in the world. Read More