Somalia:Imagine You Are A Five Hear Old and Living in Mogadishu


Dear Reader

Five year old in Mogadishu Somalia

Somaliland sun-I want to tell you a story. Imagine you are 5 years old. You live in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. Somalia is plagued by brutal fighting.
Tonight is worse than usual. It’s 3:15am and it’s getting closer. And closer. What do you do?

Tonight, you have no choice but to leave your home, fleeing from the bullets and violence.

You leave behind your home, school, belongings, and run – terrified – into an unknown future.

You arrive, thankfully with your family, in a new city. You are a refugee in your own country, but you are one of the lucky ones.

We believe every child should have the opportunity to live in peace, free from fear and violence. We are determined to give children this choice. But we need your help. 

Donate and you make twice the impact.
Donate £10 online via the Big Give and your donation could be worth £20.

Help us give every child the opportunity to live in peace, free from fear and violence this Christmas. 

 MOgadishu the capital of Somalia To find out more, go to

Thank you,

Dylan Mathews 
Chief Executive

PS – Donations can be doubled from 12 midday on 29 November until Friday 2 December. Donate as soon after 12 midday on 29 November as possible as donations can only be doubled while match funds last. 

Photos: AU-UN IST/Tobin Jones