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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.

18 Dec 2015 description
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Highlights

  • Partners continue to respond to flood-affected people

  • Fighting displaced thousands in Gaalkacyo

  • Nutrition situation deteriorates in IDP settlements

FIGURES

No. of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis 1m

No. of people in food security stress 3.9m

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

No. of internally displaced people 1.1m

20 Nov 2015 description

Highlights

  • 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

HIGHLIGHTS

• Food insecurity and malnutrition worsen.

• Somalia faces El Niño threat

• Somaliland authorities appeal for assistance.

Humanitarians prepare for El Niño

28 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

FIGURES

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

No. of people in food security stress 2.3m

03 Jun 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

FIGURES

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

No. of people in food security stress 2.3m

27 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

FIGURES

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

-# of people in food security stress 2.3m

30 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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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