- OCHA Somalia Humanitarian Needs Overview 2016
- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia Nov 2015 | Issued on 20 Nov 2015
- FSNAU Somalia Climate Update: October 2015 Monthly Rainfall and NDVI (Issued Nov 20, 2015)
Appeals & Funding
- Somalia 2015-16 El Niño Contingency Plan, Sep 2015
- Strategic Response Plan 2015
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2016
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2015 PDF XLS
On 24 November, Stephen O'Brien, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs released a statement on Houthis and popular committees of blocking deliveries of aid to the country's third city of Taiz where 200,000 civilians are living under siege since several months. The UN USG is concerned about reports that some of the aid has been diverted away from the people it was intended for.
Despite some increase in precipitation, several regions experience strengthening dryness in southern Africa.
Heavy rains sustain the risk of flooding throughout parts of Kenya and northern Tanzania.
1) Above-average seasonal rainfall has led to above normal river levels along the Shabelle and Jubba River basins. Although a reduction of precipitation has been observed during the middle of November, additional rains are expected to sustain the risk for flooding in the region.
Little or no rains are foreseen in the coming three days inside Somalia. However, a few pockets in Bari, Sool and Sanaag in the north and Lower Juba in the south may record moderate rains during the forecast period.
Wet conditions are expected to persist in the next three days in the Ethiopian highlands and Juba & Shabelle river basins inside Somalia with a possibility of river level increase.
The northern parts of the country will remain dry during the forecast period.
Analysis with Radarsat-2 Satellite Data Acquired 16 November 2015 and Landsat-8 Data Acquired 25 January 2015
- Heavy precipitation triggers numerous floods across several provinces of Kenya.
- Suppressed seasonal rainfall continues to strengthen dryness throughout many regions in southern Africa.
1) Above-average seasonal rainfall has led to abovenormal river levels along the Shabelle and Jubba River basins. Although a reduction of precipitation has been observed during the middle of November, additional rains are expected to sustain the risk for flooding in the region.
Most parts of northern and central Somalia will remain dry in the next three days. However, Bay Bakool, Gedo, Middle and lower Juba regions are expected to receive light to moderate rains during the same period. The Ethiopian highlands are also expected to receive light to moderate rains
Analysis with Radarsat-2 Satellite Data Acquired 16 November 2015 and Landsat-8 Acquired 02 January 2015
There will be a reduction of rainfall activities in most part of Somalia within the next three days. However,
Gedo, Middle and lower Juba as well as the southern coastal areas are expected to receive light to moderate rains during the same period
Enhanced rains and tropical cyclone activity sustains the risk of flooding during early November in East Africa.
Delayed seasonal rains continue to strengthen early season dryness throughout several parts of southern Africa
1) Persistent below-average rainfall since August over several bimodal areas of Ghana, Togo, and Benin led to strong moisture deficits and a degradation of ground conditions. However, increased rainfall since October has resulted in much improved ground conditions in the region.
Light to moderate rains spread across many southern and central parts of Somalia are expected in the next three days. The northern parts of the country including Togdheer, Sool and Sanaag are expected to receive moderate rains over the same period. The upper catchment of the Shabelle River in Ethiopia will receive high rains as well, which translates to increase in river levels later in the week.
Precipitation Accumulation Analysis with GPM Derived Data (IMERG-Real Time) Acquired from 06 November to 10 November 2015 12h UTC