Hirshabelle is a Federal Member State in south-central Somalia. It is bordered by Galmudug state of Somalia to the north, South West State of Somalia and Banadir region to the south, Ethiopia to the west and the Indian Ocean to the east. Jowhar is the capital of the Hirshabelle state of Somalia.
Hirshabelle consists of regions Hiran and Middle Shabelle in Somalia. The name of the state comes from combining their names.
The Shelter Cluster has organised a state-level coordination working group for Hirshabelle. This WG is based in Beletweyne due to ease of access and is led by Danish Refugee Council. The working group was established on 1st June 2021.