- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia Feb 2015, Issued on 25 Mar 2015
- FSNAU Post-Deyr 2014 Food Security and Nutrition Outlook Feb to Jun 2015
- OCHA: A call for humanitarian aid - Responding to the needs of those affected by the protracted emergency in Somalia | Updated March 2015
Appeals & Funding
- Strategic Response Plan 2015
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2015
- CHF (Common Humanitarian Fund)
With the start of Gu rains at end of March, the main planting season in Somalia has begun.
Sufficient rains will be critical for the 3 million people currently facing food insecurity. This will support crop production, pasture growth and replenishment of water supplies especially in agro-pastoral and pastoral livelihood zones. The Gu (April-June) is the season during which about 75 per cent of annual rainfall is recorded.
LIVELIHOOD PROGRAMMING: SEASONAL CALENDARS, PROGRAMMING OPTIONS AND COMMUNITY ACTION PLANS
As of March 2015, country-level Food Security Clusters/Sectors are on average only 20% funded 20% while coordination remains critical.
The 2015 appeal calls for US$386 million to address the relief food needs of 2.9 million people and emergency needs in the nutrition, WaSH, health, agriculture and education sectors. With $41 million carry-over from 2014, the target is $344 million. Additional humanitarian needs are expected in all sectors in the coming weeks given the delayed 2015 belg (mid-February to May) rains and its impact on water availability as well as food and nutrition situations in affected areas.
At the end of October, 2014, heavy rains fell in south-central Somalia in the upper parts of the Shabelle basin along the Somali-Ethiopian border. The Shabelle and Juba rivers overflowed their banks, affected an estimated 50,000 people, many of whom were displaced. Initial assessments showed WaSH, shelter and food needs.
Relatively good 2014 Deyr rains, improved flow of commercial goods to southern and central Somalia and concerted humanitarian assistance helped prevent the worsening of the humanitarian situation. Despite the improvement, 731,000 Somalis are still unable to meet their minimum food needs and 2.3 million will face difficulties meeting their basic food needs over the next six months, bringing the number of people in need to 3 million.
About 731,000 Somalis currently face acute food insecurity and 2.3 million people are at risk of sliding back into crisis and emergency levels of food insecurity. Relatively good rains in October to December, improved flow of goods and humanitarian assistance are responsible for this improvement. Despite this, malnutrition levels remain high with 203,000 children acutely malnourished. Of these, 38,000 children are severely malnourished and need medical treatment and therapeutic food to survive.
Humanitarian needs in Yemen stem mainly from life-threatening consequences of endemic poverty and underdevelopment. Conflict also plays a role, including the temporary displacement of 100,000 people in 2014. However, Governorates with the greatest concentrations of need are mostly outside conflict areas. Recent insecurity has had little impact on needs or aid operations. Partners are confident they can deliver aid across the country, provided adequate resources are available.
SUMMARY JAN-FEB 2015: IDPs in Mogadishu --other and Urban Areas in South Central Somalia conBnue To Be Exposed to a myriad of protecBon Risks Including forced evicBons. Reports indicate indication That over 25,700 IDPs-have-been forcefully Evicted from public and private land and buildings in January and February 2015. This is a significant Increase Compared to the Same period in 2014. From January to December 2014, more than 32,500 Individuals (> 90% of Them IDPs) Were Forcibly Evicted from public and private land and buildings in Mogadishu.