Juba Foundation



Juba Foundation, in collaboration with both local and international partners, is working in a variety of sectors to assist in the development of Somalia’s social protection system.

The fact that, despite the recent surge of humanitarian pleas, funding has not kept pace adds to the sense of urgency. There is an urgent need for new options to relieve the burden on traditional humanitarian funding due to looming forecasts of fragility and concerning patterns in wars and climate breakdown.

In times of crisis, our goals for humanitarian aid and social protection are in sync, as are the tools we use. Humanitarian principles demand neutrality, impartiality, and independence from the government; social protection aims to strengthen state structures for social objectives, poverty reduction, resilience, and human development. Differences primarily relate to government engagement and duration of the intervention. Social protection operates over a longer period of time whereas humanitarian measures are designed to address short-term needs.