A boy washing his hands during an awareness campaign in Hargaga Village, Lascanod.

Somaliland recorded its first COVID-19 case on 31 March. As of 16 June, there were 565 confirmed cases. ADRA has greatly supported the COVID-19 response in Somaliland through awareness and prevention messages and distribution of hygiene and sanitation kits.

Our staff are at the forefront of the campaign against the virus, staying optimistic and hopeful in the face of impending danger and uncertainty. Ismail Abdikarin and Abdillahi Ibrahim share their experiences taking the lead in ensuring communities are sensitized on the virus’ danger and the preventive measures.