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28 Nov 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Drought conditions worsen across the country

  • Conflict displaces thousands of people

  • Kenya extends Dadaab refugee camp closure

  • Partners scale down due to lack of funding

Drought worsens humanitarian situation

Authorities appeal for humanitarian assistance for worst affected areas Drought conditions continue to worsen in Somalia.

07 Nov 2016 description

Situation overview

Fighting in Lower Shabelle region continues to cause suffering for civilians. On 17 and 18 October, fighting between non-state armed actors and state-armed actors in Afgooye and Muuri caused civilian deaths, displacement and destruction of civilian and community property. While fighting in Lower Shabelle has largely been between parties to the conflict, there is a worrying shift with non-state armed actors now directly targeting civilians.

04 Nov 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Drought conditions persist in Somaliland, Puntland and parts of southern and central Somalia

  • High malnutrition levels in drought-affected areas

  • Humanitarian funding overview

FIGURES

# of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis 1.1m

# of people in food security stress 3.9m

# of acutely malnourished children under age 5 300,000
Source: FSNAU September 2016

# of internally displaced people 1.1m

28 Oct 2016 description

Situation overview

Since July 2016, non-state armed actors have taken control of eight locations in Bakool, Galgaduug and Hiraan regions of Somalia following the departure of international troops.
The takeover by non-state armed groups has exposed civilians to significant protection risks and further reduced humanitarian access in areas that are already hard to reach.
The locations include Rab Dhuure, Bur Dhuxelne, Garas Weyne and Tayeeglow in Bakool region; Budbud and Galcad in Galgaduud region; Moqokori, Ceel Cali and Halgan in Hiraan region.

07 Oct 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Five million Somalis are now food insecure

  • High malnutrition levels persist

  • Access challenges remain

  • Returning Somali refugees receive humanitarian assistance

FIGURES

No. of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis - 1.1m

No. of people in food security stress - 3.9m

No. of acutely malnourished children under age 5 - 300,000
Source: FSNAU February 2016

No. of internally displaced people - 1.1m

01 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Puntland authorities appeal for assistance to respond to drought.

  • More than 24,000 Somali refugees return home from Dadaab since 2014

  • Early warning for La Niña

  • Boost for IDP response

FIGURES

No. of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis - 1m

No. of people in food security stress - 3.7m

No. of acutely malnourished children under age 5 - 305,000
Source: FSNAU February 2016

No. of internally displaced people - 1.1m

28 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Refugee returns from Kenya to Somalia continue
  • Post-Gu assessment projects a gloomy food security outlook
  • AWD/cholera cases decline due to robust response
  • Humanitarian funding to Somalia declines but needs remain high

Refugees continue to trickle back home

Some 11,000 Somalis return from Kenya in the first half of 2016

23 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Floods subside in Belet Weyne but impact remains

  • Cholera outbreak continues

  • Gu rainy season shorter than usual in Puntland and Somaliland

  • UN refugee chief visits Kenya and Somalia.

FIGURES

# of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis 7 1m

# of people in food security stress 3.7m

# of acutely 305,000 malnourished children under age 5 Source: FSNAU February 2016

# of internally displaced people 1.1m

30 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Partners respond to a spike in cases of AWD/cholera in southern and central Somalia

  • Flooding as rains intensify and river levels rise

  • The impact of drought continues in Puntland and Somaliland, despite rains

  • Humanitarian needs outpace available funding

FIGURES

# of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis: 1m

# of people in food security stress: 3.7m

# of acutely malnourished children under age 5: 305,000

# of internally displaced people: 1.1m

24 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Drought situation in Puntland deteriorates from severe to extreme

  • Humanitarian partners step up response in drought-hit areas

  • Rise in River Shabelle water levels ease biting water shortages

  • Relentless forced evictions underscores the need for durable solutions to protracted displacement

FIGURES

# of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis: 1m

# of people in food security stress: 3.7m

23 Mar 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Access to health services deteriorates

  • Emergency funds to ramp up response to drought

  • New cases of measles reported

  • CHF is now Somalia Humanitarian Fund

FIGURES

  • No. of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis 1m

  • No. of people in food security stress 3.7m

  • No. of acutely malnourished children under age 5 : 305,000
    Source: www.fsnau.org (July-December 2016 projection)

19 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Partners respond to drought

  • Food security assessment reveals dire situation

  • Finding durable solutions for IDPs remain urgent.

Drought in Puntland, Somaliland

26 Jan 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Drought affects thousands in Puntland and Somaliland

  • Partners respond to AWD/cholera in Baidoa and Kismayo

  • Access and bureaucratic impediments persisted in 2015.

FIGURES

No. of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis 7 1m

No. of people in food security stress 3.9m

No. of acutely malnourished children under age 5 : 308,000 Source: www.fsnau.org (July-December 2015 projection)

24 Dec 2015 description

Situation overview

Following relative calm, the security situation and access in Gaalkacyo has slowly improved since the last Flash Update issued on 8 December 2015. The humanitarian staff who were temporarily relocated out of Gaalkacyo due to insecurity have now returned.