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Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia June 2014 | Issued on 24 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The food security situation has worsened as early warnings highlight drought conditions in parts of Somalia.

  • Alarming malnutrition rates above threshold levels have been recorded among displaced communities in Mogadishu.

  • UN Central Emergency Response Fund allocates over US$20 million in emergency funding to Somalia.

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Somalia humanitarian and development statistics, July 2014

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Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia May 2014 | Issued on 7 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• The food security situation is projected to deteriorate in Somalia between July and December, according to food security experts.

• Battling disease outbreaks remain a top priority for health partners, who report three confirmed cholera cases in Mogadishu.

• Raising critical funds for life-saving activities is paramount given the current combination of delayed and below average rains, rising food prices and continued conflict.

FIGURES

No. of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis 857,000

No. of people in stress 2m

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Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia April 2014 | Issued on 20 May 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Somalia is at risk of sliding back into emergency due to a combination of delayed rains and continued conflict, which could worsen food security.

  • Emergency response continued in areas where humanitarian access is possible.

  • Despite the serious humanitarian situation, resources for Somalia in 2014 are critically low.

FIGURES

# of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis - 857,000

# of people in stress - 2m

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Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia March 2014 | Issued on 24 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tens of thousands of people have temporarily moved due to military operations.

  • Safe, unfettered and sustained access is essential to gain clarity on the needs and conditions of people in southern and central Somalia and to reach the half million unvaccinated children in inaccessible areas.

  • Nearly all humanitarian agencies are facing significant resource gaps for 2014 and some programmes are beginning to close or shut down.

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Somalia: OCHA Flash Update 4: Humanitarian impact of military operation | 7 April 2014

Security and access remain the primary challenges to conduct rapid needs assessments and deliver humanitarian aid. Al Shabaab continues to restrict movement of people and control supply routes to most of the recovered areas.

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Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia February 2014 | Issued on 21 March 2014

Well into the first quarter of the year, funding for humanitarian programmes in Somalia remains low across clusters. Pooled funds focus on the most critical regions to maximize impact.

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Somalia: OCHA Flash Update 3 - Humanitarian Impact of Military Operation, 26 March 2014

Situation overview:

The ongoing Somali National Armed Forces (SNAF) and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) military operation in southern and central Somalia has so far directly impacted Bakool, Gedo, Hiraan, Lower and Middle Shabelle regions. The situation remains fluid and movements, mainly short-term, continue to be reported, mostly around the towns directly affected by the military offensive. According to initial reports to the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, an estimated 12,000 people were temporarily displaced between 17 and 22 March.

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OCHA Flash Update 2: Humanitarian impact of military operation | 18 March 2014

Situation overview:

The military offensive by the Somali National Armed Forces (SNAF) and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in southern and central Somalia continues. Most of the humanitarian needs, which have arisen so far, are related to population movements – either people moving out of towns affected by the military operation, or people previously displaced moving back to newly recovered areas.

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OCHA Flash Update 1: Humanitarian impact of military operation | 12 March 2014

The Somali National Armed Forces and AMISOM have started a military offensive to recover Al Shabaab controlled areas. An estimated 6,000 people have moved due to fear of attacks.

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Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia January 2014 | Issued on 19 February 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • While there have been incremental improvements, the humanitarian situation remains fragile and needs vast.

  • Recent findings show a slight increase in the number of severely malnourished children compared to six months ago.

  • Possible military operations in key agricultural areas of southern and central Somalia could have multi-layered consequences.

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Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia December 2013 | Issued on 17 January 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Recent assessments point to a below average harvest in early 2014.

  • Nutrition situation remains critical for people residing in settlements for displaced.

  • The continued insecurity and use of asymmetric warfare tactics has adversely affected the ability to plan and carry out aid work.

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Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia November 2013 | Issued on 15 December 2013

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian actors and Puntland authorities mobilzed rapid assistance to areas hardest hit by the tropical storm. But concerns remain for thousands of families who still struggle to cope with the devastation.

  • Insecurity and lack of access hamper aid efforts to reach thousands of families affected by floods and violence in Middle Shabelle.

  • Humanitarian partners are looking at contingency plans to ensure preparedness and response for the possibility of increased food insecurity.

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Jowhar, Middle Shabelle Region- Jowhar Flood Brief | 4 December 2013

Situation overview

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OCHA Flash Update 3 Puntland cyclone 3A | 19 November 2013

The storm damaged or destroyed all sources of potable water in some villages. At least seven water sources in the affected areas of Dangoroyo, Bandarbayla and Eyl need urgent repair.

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Jowhar, Middle Shabelle region- Jowhar Flood Brief | 17 November 2013

An assessment mission found that the floods corrupted numerous shallow wells, leaving inhabitants to seek water elsewhere, often from contaminated sources.

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Somalia Humanitarian Bulletin October 2013 | Issued on 18 November 2013

Highlights

  • Strong winds and heavy rains in Puntland leave an unknown number of people dead and thousands affected.

  • Outlook for food security remains cautious in parts of Somalia due to erratic rains.

  • Humanitarian air service seeks urgent funding to maintain its support to humanitarian activities.

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OCHA Flash Update 2 - Puntland cyclone 3A | 17 November 2013

Humanitarian partners have reached some of the hardest hit areas with emergency non-food items and medical supplies as water-logged roads begin to clear and repairs made.

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OCHA Flash Update 1 - Puntland cyclone 3A | 12 November 2013

The UN and partners are preparing to conduct a rapid inter-agency assessment as soon as the situation allows, verifying needs on the ground. At present, transport is very difficult.

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Somalia Humanitarian Bulletin September 2013 | Issued on 15 October 2013

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Movement to makeshift settlements outside the capital continues. Tens of thousands of people were evicted in August and thousands more in September.

  • Aid workers continue to battle disease outbreaks while working to improve the health situation in Somalia, which has some of the worst health indicators in the world.

  • Fragile security situation continues to hamper humanitarian work.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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