Who We Are

Somali Community Concern (SCC) is a national voluntary, non-governmental, non-political, non-partisan and nonprofit making organization operating in the field of emergency response and developmental programs answering to the community’s basic and social services. 

Established in Mogadishu in 2003, SCC has carried out successful projects that have been translated into reality. Thus far the organization has implemented 24 successful projects that have revived the hopes of many desperate women, children, IDPs and poor communities through provision of food assistance, shelter, WASH, Health, protection, education, peace building and capacity building.

These projects have had positive impacts on the target communities. 

The organization aims to empower youth and development practitioners to eradicate poverty, illiteracy and diseases in Somalia and contribute to peace building and development programs by providing access to education, Health, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Community Empowerment, livelihood improvement, Awareness raising, Networking and advocating voiceless people. Projects are coordinated through a liaison office in Kenya and main office in Somalia. 

Our programs are implemented with support from various partners such as UNICEF, UNOCHA/SHF, UN-HABITAT, HRF, IOM/JICA, USAID, and UNFPA.

SCC target groups have been women and children, youth and elderly men and women. The organization has undertaken several assignments in Somalia and therefore fully understands the target area and communities through partnerships with UN-Agencies and international NGOs in emergency, recovery, rehabilitation and developmental programs. 

SCC has partnered with UNICEF in the running of emergency education response activities in support of IDPs and host communities and thereby providing education kits to children as our target groups. In addition we have provided refresher training courses to teachers and CEC members, providing teacher incentives and teaching learning materials to schools. 

We have also continued to work with IDPs and host communities through the provision of Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); construction of communal/School pit latrines, Rehabilitation and upgrading of shallow wells with hand pumps, Protecting and upgrading boreholes and shallow wells by installing  solar powered pumps and water supply distribution systems.