Of the 9.1 million new internal displacements, 4.6 million were caused by conflict, a figure which is already two-thirds of last year’s total. Disaster displacement continues at an unabated pace too.
Hours after the mudslides around Freetown, WFP began distributing initial two-week rations of rice, pulses, vegetable oil and salt to some 7,500 people in the hardest-hit communities.
This is the second round of monsoon floods to hit the country this year. Affected communities require shelter, access to food and safe drinking water, as well as emergency medical services.
WHO urgently requires US$ 6.8 million to scale up its response activities in Somalia and conduct a measles immunization campaign for 4.2 million children in November 2017.