Disability in Somalia

23rd January 2018
Author: Kiran Manku

The purpose of this report is to identify how persons with disabilities can be included in humanitarian and development programmes in Somalia. There is little data on persons with disabilities in Somalia, therefore this report gains insights from organisations that are actively working in Somalia supporting persons with disabilities. Many organisations in Somalia do not have data or information available on persons with disabilities. This report details the recommendations of organisations that have data and information readily available. The report provides a list of organisations identified as working on disability issues in Somalia and Somaliland and an overview of these active organisations to illustrate their activities. It also reports recommendations they have made on how donor operations can explicitly include persons with disabilities.

Suggested Citation

Manku, K. (2018). Supporting persons with disabilities in Somalia. K4D Helpdesk Report. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies


23rd January 2018


Continent: Africa

Country: Somalia