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05 Oct 2015 description


The Somalia humanitarian response has received US$437 million so far. The amount includes $301 million contributed for activities listed in the 2015 HRP request of $863 million and $136 million received for humanitarian activities outside the appeal.

The funding comes against the backdrop of an alarming humanitarian situation in Somalia where the number of people in food crisis and emergency increased by 17 per cent, to 855,000 from 731,000 six months ago.

29 Sep 2015 description
  • As of 24 September, the funding gap of the coordinated appeals framework is $11.7 billion, meaning that almost 60 per cent is not covered. In total, $19.8 billion are required for 2015. $8.1 billion have been received which includes $1.5 billion newly reported to the Financial Tracking Service (FTS) in September.

17 Sep 2015 description

The humanitarian situation in Somalia remains alarming. Compared to six months ago, the number of people in crisis and emergency increased by 17 per cent, from 731,000 to 855,000. The number of people in stress remained at 2.3 million; this brings the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance to 3.2 million. Widespread acute malnutrition persists with nearly 215,000 children under five acutely malnourished.

16 Sep 2015 description


To date, US$282 million has been contributed to the Somalia Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) of $863 million, representing 33 per cent of the needs. Another $135 million has been received for humanitarian activities outside the appeal.

The funding comes against the backdrop of increased humanitarian needs in Somalia where the number of people in food crisis and emergency has increased by 17 per cent - which is up to 855,000 people from 731,000 people reported in January 2015.

31 Aug 2015 description

(Mogadishu, 31 August 2015): The results of the latest Food Security and Nutrition Assessment for Somalia, presented today in Mogadishu, indicate that the country’s humanitarian situation remains alarming.

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

27 Aug 2015 description


• Protracted is the new normal. The majority of today’s humanitarian crises are protracted in nature. More than 90 per cent of humanitarian appeals last longer than three years and the average length of a humanitarian appeal is now seven years. About 89 per cent of humanitarian funding from OECD DAC members goes to crises lasting from the medium to the long term.

21 Aug 2015 description


  • Likely El Niño event could cause mix of drought and flooding

  • Conflict and political tension driving food and nutrition insecurity

  • UN, AU warn of risks in Burundi

  • Number of people fleeing Yemen to the Horn of Africa continues to rise

  • AU holds WHS consultation in region

  • Scale-up of Somali refugee repatriation from Kenya foreseen

  • Despite renewed peace efforts, humanitarian situation in South Sudan continues to worsen

21 Aug 2015 description

(Mogadishu, 20 August 2015): Tens of thousands of people in Somalia were able to partake in this week’s commemoration for World Humanitarian Day on 19 August, through social media and by listening to radio broadcasts encouraging them to ‘share humanity’ in line with this year’s theme.

21 Aug 2015 description

(Mogadishu, 21 August 2015): The Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Peter de Clercq, has just returned from humanitarian assessment visits in the towns of Baardheere and Diinsoor, in the Gedo and Bay regions respectively.

19 Aug 2015 description
  • The number of people targeted through coordinated humanitarian appeals rose from 76 million in 31 countries in December 2014 to 78.9 million people in 37 countries in June 2015. This figure now stands at over 82 million.*

  • US$6.6 billion have been received within the coordinated appeal framework.

  • The total humanitarian funding received inside and outside coordinated appeals stands at $11.5 billion. It is worth noting that $23.2 billion is the total amount received inside and outside the appeals last year in 2014.