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20 Nov 2015 description


  • Humanitarian partners continue to respond to people in need
  • Floods raise concerns of disease outbreaks
  • Humanitarian needs remain vast

Tens of thousands affected by floods

Humanitarian partners continue to respond to people in need

27 Oct 2015 description

Situation Overview

Parts of northern Somalia and areas along the Juba and Shabelle River basins in Somalia and in the Ethiopian Highlands have experienced heavy rains following the start of the Deyr rains on 7 October 2015. In southern and central Somalia, flash floods have been reported in Balcad, Buur Hakaba, Jowhar, Mahaday, Mataban, Mogadishu and Qansax Dheere. Further north, flash floods have been reported in Buuhoodle and Gaalkacyo districts.

19 Oct 2015 description


• Food insecurity and malnutrition worsen.

• Somalia faces El Niño threat

• Somaliland authorities appeal for assistance.

Humanitarians prepare for El Niño

28 Aug 2015 description


  • Critical malnutrition rates in hard-to-reach areas of southcentral Somalia, including Bulo Burto and Xudur

  • More than 20,000 people have fled their homes due to military operations

  • Mid-year review shows some progress towards strategic objectives but more funding is still needed.

For further information, please contact:
Maurizio Giuliano, Public Information Officer a.i., OCHA Somalia, giuliano@un.org, +254-738-999985

16 Jul 2015 description


  • Nutrition assessment reveals acute malnutrition among the displaced are above the emergency threshold.

  • Short-term deterioration in food security expected in agriculture dependent areas.

  • Urgent boost in funding is required to sustain crucial humanitarian response.


No. of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis 731,000

No. of people in food security stress 2.3m

03 Jun 2015 description


  • Over 16,000 people have been displaced due to heavy rains and localised flooding.

  • Humanitarian partners support the most vulnerable households through the agricultural lean season.

  • Urgent boost in funding needed to sustain crucial response.


No. of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis 731,000

No. of people in food security stress 2.3m

27 Apr 2015 description


  • Attack on UN aid workers in Puntland underscores the dangerous and difficult operating environment aid workers face in Somalia.

  • Onset of principal rainy season brings relief to dry conditions, but heightens the risk of flooding and disease outbreaks.

  • More money transfers organizations shut down further jeopardizing Somali remittance lifeline


-# of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis 7 731,000

-# of people in food security stress 2.3m

30 Mar 2015 description


  • Steep increase in forced evictions in Mogadishu. Displaced people lost belongings and moved to areas with limited or no services.

  • Humanitarian access through the major supply roads remain constrained in southern and central regions of Somalia.

  • Timely humanitarian funding crucial to sustain response to 2.8 million Somalis.

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19 Feb 2015 description


  • About 3 million people need humanitarian and livelihood support, despite good October to December rains and reprogrammed humanitarian assistance.

  • Acute malnutrition has gone down by 13 per cent in the last six months. However, the situation remains dire.

  • Threat to Somali remittances could have serious ramifications.


# of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis : 7731,000

# of people in stress : 2.3m

06 Feb 2015 description


  • Humanitarian partners have reprogrammed assistance to avert the most acute crisis, but humanitarian funding is not commensurate to needs.

  • Three-fold increase in suspected measles cases.

  • Over 3,000 violent incidents with humanitarian access implications for communities and aid workers were recorded in 2014.

25 Nov 2014 description

- Humanitarianfunding shortfall jeopardizes aid to hundreds of thousands of Somalis in need.
- About 50,000 people have been affected by seasonal flooding while pockets of drought remain.
- Measles outbreak of great concern with over 9,000 suspected cases reported this year, doubling the number from 2013.

17 Oct 2014 description


  • Humanitarian partners step up response in drought and conflict affected areas in the most affected regions.

  • Despite the challenging operating environment, aid organizations have used different modalities to assist people in areas previously beyond reach.

  • Critical boost in funding for reprioritized needs, but funding levels falls short of needs on the ground.


19 Sep 2014 description


  • About 3.2 million people now need life-saving or livelihood assistance in Somalia, as modest gains have reversed.
  • Almost 11,000 internally displaced people evicted in Mogadishu in late August and September.
  • Disease outbreaks continue to be of concern with 7,000 measles cases reported in 2014 and one new polio case in early September.


25 Jul 2014 description


  • 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.

07 Jul 2014 description


• 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.


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

No. of people in stress 2m

20 May 2014 description


  • 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.


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

# of people in stress - 2m

08 May 2014 description


  • 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.

31 Mar 2014 description


  • Emergency response ongoing for thousands of people affected by the military operation in southern and central Somalia.

  • Humanitarian access remains a major challenge due to the volatile security situation.

  • With limited funding received, pooled funds focus on most critical regions to maximize impact.