- 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.
• Acute food insecurity and high levels of malnutrition: 3 million people are in need of life-saving assistance and livelihood support, of which 731,000 are unable to meet their basic food requirements. 203,000 children are acutely malnourished, with around 38,000 of these children at risk of death without health and nutrition support.
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
After more than two decades of violence and political instability, Somalia is beginning to show positive trajectory with increasing political stability, improvements in socio-economic indicators and a positive shift in engagements with international partners. This encouraging trend is however taking place against a backdrop of precarious humanitarian and security situation and amid chronic vulnerabilities that arise from the continued insecurity and extremely low level of social and economic development.
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
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.
SITUATION REPORT HIGHLIGHTS
Fighting has intensified throughout Yemen, with more than 1,100 casualties reported since last week.
The number of internally displaced people (IDPs) in Yemen has grown to almost 1.3 million, an increase of 25 per cent since figures were last verified in May.
Of the 5,148 schools in Yemen, 70 per cent were closed before the end of the school year due to insecurity, affecting the education and well-being of 1.84 million children.
A Level 3 emergency response declaration has been issued for Yemen.
Violence continues to spread across Yemen with offices of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) being attacked, 54 health facilities directly damaged due to the conflict and 462 schools affected since the escalation of the conflict.
There are now 1,267,590 internally displaced people, a 24 per cent increase since mid-June.
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.
The objective of this overview is to support the development of national-level response and preparedness plans and facilitate joint priority actions in the areas of advocacy, resource mobilization, and coordinated engagement in cross border areas.
There has been a step change in the threat level in the region in 2015. There is an increasing concern about the confluence and compounding impacts of these threats, both at the national and the regional level. The outlook presented here will be updated on a bi-monthly basis.