- FEWS NET Somalia: Alert, January 16, 2017
- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia December 2016 | Issued on 30 Dec 2016
- FEWS NET/FAO Somalia: Food Security & Nutrition Quarterly Brief - Focus on Post-Deyr 2016 Season Early Warning
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2017
- Humanitarian Response Plan 2017
- 2016-2018 Humanitarian Strategy
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2016 PDF XLS
- OCHA Somalia
- UNHCR Somalia displacement portal
- FSNAU (FAO Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit Somalia)
- SWALIM (Somalia Water and Land Information Management)
- Human Rights Watch: Somalia - Events of 2016
- New Deal Somalia
- UNSOM (UN Assistance Mission in Somalia)
- IOM Humanitarian Compendium
- Food Security Cluster: Somalia
- Logistics Cluster: Somalia
The humanitarian situation in Somalia has become increasingly fragile. Some 5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Of these, 1.1 million are acutely food insecure. Severe drought conditions are expanding across the country. (AWD)/Cholera outbreaks have been reported in some areas. To boost drought response, pooled funds have been released. Humanitarian partners are scaling up life-saving response to the most vulnerable people.
Humanitarian assistance continued across Somalia. In November, an estimated 466,100 people received food assistance, and more than 124,000 people were reached with activities aimed at building livelihoods. From August to November,1.8 million people received livelihood seasonal inputs such as seeds, tools, fishing equipment, irrigation vouchers and livestock distribution and vaccination. Between January and November, nearly 189,200 malnourished children under age of 5 were admitted into nutrition programmes.
The humanitarian situation in Somalia has become increasingly fragile towards the end of 2016. Drought conditions in Puntland and Somaliland have deepened and spread to southern and central regions of the country. An estimated 5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Armed violence and withdrawal of international troops have led to a spike in displacement in southern and central Somalia. Access related constraints continue to impact timely delivery of humanitarian assistance.
Humanitarian response continues, albeit limited resources.
The humanitarian situation continues to be of serious concern. An estimated 5 million people, or over 40 per cent of the population, are now in need of life-saving and livelihoods assistance. Almost 1.1 million Somalis are internally displaced and another million are living as refugees in neighboring countries.
5 Million People in need
FOOD SECURITY SITUATION
Drought conditions, disease outbreaks, displacement, refugee returns and food insecurity continue to drive humanitarian needs in Somalia. An estimated 4.7 million people (38 per cent of the population) are in need of assistance.
AWD/ CHOLERA DECREASES
There has been a significant decline in Acute Watery Diarrhoea /cholera cases and deaths. Despite this, new cases were reported in parts of Belet Xawo, Bulo Burto, Belet Weyne, Janale, Qoryoley and Marka districts. This underscores the need to remain vigilant as gains are easily reversible.
Drought conditions, disease outbreaks, displacement and returnees continued to drive needs across Somalia. The food security situation in southern and central regions is worryingly worsening. This is happening against the backdrop of an already fragile humanitarian situation.
Some 4.7 million people continue to require life-saving and livelihood support.
FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION SITUATION
Some 4.7 million people continue to require life-saving assistance and livelihood support in Somalia. The number of poor households faced with acute food insecurity in Somalia is expected to increase until September 2016, according to the Famine Early Warning Systems Network.
2016 SOMALIA POOLED FUND
Somalia pooled funds have so far allocated $35.2 million to support life-saving and life-sustaining humanitarian activities in Somalia. The amount includes $22.3 million from the Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF) and $12.9 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) rapid response window.
HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLAN (HRP)
To date, US$283 million has been received for humanitarian activities in Somalia. The funding includes $206 million or 23 per cent of the $885 million requested under the 2016 HRP and $77 million for humanitarian activities not included in the HRP.
The funding is not adequate to respond to the current humanitarian needs. Urgent contributions are required to support the implementation of the 2016 HRP activities, including response to the Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD)/cholera outbreak in Somalia.
Since January 2016, an outbreak of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) /Cholera has affected southern and central Somalia, while severe flooding has been experienced in Belet Weyne district in Hiraan region. In Puntland and Somaliland drought has affected the livelihoods of thousands of people. These come amid an already fragile humanitarian situation. Overall some 4.7 million people require life-saving assistance and livelihood support