- OCHA Humanitarian Dashboard - June 2015 (issued on 30 July 2015)
- OCHA Mid-Year Monitoring Report: 2015 Humanitarian Response Plan - Somalia (Covering January to June 2015)
- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia May/Jun 2015, Issued on 16 Jul 2015
Appeals & Funding
- **Mid-Year Monitoring Report: 2015 Humanitarian Response Plan - Somalia (Jan-Jun 2015)
- Strategic Response Plan 2015
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2015
- CHF (Common Humanitarian Fund)
Humanitarian assistance continues across Somalia and as at mid-year about 658,000 Somalis or over 23 per cent of the 2.8 million target benefi ciaries had been assisted and protected through various interventions. Countrywide acute malnutrition levels were lowered from 14.9 to 12 per cent. During the same period, no polio cases were reported as a result of concerted vaccination campaigns against polio since 2014. This means the outbreak phase is likely to be declared over, although the risk of importation exists.
2015 CHF ALLOCATION
The CHF allocated $30 million for the first standard allocation. Aligned to the 2015 HRP, it aims to provide timely and quality life-saving assistance, envisaging three outcomes including; contribute to reduce the number of people in emergency and crisis, improve the nutritional situation in internally displaced persons (IDP) settlements with the most alarming malnutrition rates and address acute needs of vulnerable people in new areas with improved access
SOMALIA HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLAN 2015
The Somalia Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) is funded at 26 per cent having received US$227 million against the $863 million requested. An additional $95 million has been contributed to projects outside the appeal bringing to $322 million the total reported humanitarian funding.
The funding received is not commensurate with the humanitarian needs in Somalia. Adequate and sustained funding is required to keep critical life-saving humanitarian and protection activities running.
The humanitarian situation in Somalia remains fragile.
According to FAO’s Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) monitoring, food security conditions for agricultural dependent livelihoods are likely to deteriorate due to below average harvest outlook. However, pastoral dependent areas may see modest improvements following recent rains that improved pasture and water availability. A total of 3 million people need humanitarian and livelihood assistance including 731,000 in emergency and crisis.
Humanitarian assistance continues across Somalia and as of 30 May, partners have treated about 107,000 children under five for acute malnutrition and reached 335,000 people with food assistance focusing on those in emergency and crisis.
Somalia’s humanitarian crisis remains fragile. A total of 3 million people need humanitarian assistance including 731,000 in emergency and crisis. This continues to be compounded by floods, forced evictions of internally displaced people, and the people fleeing conflict in Yemen. However, almost halfway through 2015, only 26 per cent of funding against the Humanitarian Response Plan for 2015 has been covered. This is affecting the capacity of humanitarian partners to respond to these increasing needs.
The Gu rainy season (April - June) started on time in most parts of Somalia. Moderate rainfall has been received in southern and central Somalia. If the rains are good, they will allow for increased crop production, pasture growth and replenishment of water reservoirs. This is crucial for improving the food security situation of the 3 million people who are in need of humanitarian and livelihood assistance.
SOMALIA HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLAN 2015
The Somalia Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) is underfunded, with only $99 million, or 12 per cent, reported against the $863 million required so far. An additional $38 million has been contributed to humanitarian activities outside of the appeal, bringing the total humanitarian funding to $137 million.
Additional contributions are urgently needed to fund life-saving activities and humanitarian basic services to prevent the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Somalia.
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.
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.
The humanitarian situation in Somalia remains worrisome despite modest improvements. About 731,000 Somalis face acute food insecurity, a decrease of 29 per cent from the July – December 2014 estimates. An additional 2.3 million people are at risk of sliding into the same situation. This brings the number of people in need of humanitarian and livelihood support to 3 million.
Malnutrition rates still high
With US$400 million funding received in 2014, humanitarian partners responded to the most urgent needs, with particular focus on life-saving activities that helped prevent the situation from sliding back into a major crisis. As a result of increased advocacy highlighting the needs in the affected areas and partners’ ability to re-programme activities, food security partners reached nearly 1,400,000 people with livelihood investment and asset activities.