- Oxfam: Livelihoods in Somalia: Impact evaluation of community driven livelihood and food security initiatives in Lower and Middle Juba Regions
- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia Nov 2015 | Issued on 20 Nov 2015
- FSNAU Somalia Climate Update: October 2015 Monthly Rainfall and NDVI (Issued Nov 20, 2015)
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2016
- Somalia 2015-16 El Niño Contingency Plan, Sep 2015
- Strategic Response Plan 2015
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2015 PDF XLS
The amount of rainfall in most areas of Juba and Shabelle river basins inside Somalia and in the Ethiopian Highlands continued to reduce, according to the FAO-Managed Somalia Land and Water Information Network (SWALIM).
Except for Jowhar, the river levels are currently within normal range in most sections of the two rivers. While the flood risk from River Juba remains moderate, there remains a risk of flooding along the lower and middle reaches of River Shabelle, mainly due to existing open river banks and weak river embankments.
High levels of humanitarian needs persist in Somalia with about 4.9 million people in need of life-saving and livelihood support and 1.1 million in protracted internal displaced. Some 308,000 children under the age of 5, or one in eight, are estimated to be acutely malnourished. Hereof, 56,000 are severely malnourished and in urgent of need of medical treatment and therapeutic food.
NEEDS & KEY FIGURES
While the country has made modest gains, high levels of humanitarian needs persist. About 4.9 million people are in need of life-saving and livelihoods support and 1.1 million remain internally displaced.
- 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
Conflict and adverse climatic conditions continue to drive humanitarian needs in the region
Acute sectoral needs continue to be reported in Ethiopia
Flood preparedness in full swing as El Niño expected to cause serious flooding in the region
Civilian death tolls and human rights violations on the rise in Burundi
Urgent access needed to prevent food crisis in Unity State, South Sudan
Regional humanitarian outlook
Parts of northern Somalia and areas along the Juba and Shabelle River basins in Somalia have experienced heavy rains following the start of the Deyr rains on 7 October. The rainfall forecast and the current river levels indicate a high risk of flooding along the middle and lower reaches of Shabelle, and high risk of flooding in the lower reaches of Juba River. The El Niño conditions come amid an already fragile humanitarian situation, where about 4.9 million people are in need of life-saving and livelihood support.
This report has been developed collectively with humanitarian partners in the region to inform preparedness and advocacy efforts to mitigate and manage humanitarian risk in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes region . It presents a four-month trend analysis from June to September 2015 and a humanitarian outlook from October to December 2015. It is the second report in the series and updates the previous scenario report which was published in May 2015.
SOMALIA HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLAN (HRP)
So far, US$522 million has been received for humanitarian response in Somalia in 2015. This includes $311 million (36 per cent) of the $863 million requested for the 2015 HRP as well as $211 million received for humanitarian activities outside the HRP. The amount mirrors $521 million received during the same period last year. The funding received so far is not commensurate with humanitarian needs.
(New York, 29 October 2015): The head of Operations at the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, John Ging, has called for more help for people and communities who have faced years of crisis in Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia.
“Each of these countries faces a unique set of challenges,” said Mr. Ging. “But in each country, I spoke with people who have had to run from their homes again and again, fleeing successive waves of violence. I met children who have grown up never knowing peace and stability.
As of 28 October, the funding gap of the UN-coordinated inter-agency appeals is US$10.8 billion which means that 54 per cent of the required funds remain unmet.
Globally, humanitarian organizations aim to reach 82 million people across 38 countries in 2015.
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.
The number of food insecure people in the region is expected to increase by 83 per cent, from approximately 12 million people at the start of 2015, to 22.1 million people by the start of 2016. In addition, between 2.7 million and 3.5 million people could be affected by oods.
In Ethiopia, food and nutrition needs have already increased from 2.9 million at the beginning of 2015 to 8.2 million today. Some 15 million people will likely require food assistance in early 2016.
• Food insecurity and malnutrition worsen.
• Somalia faces El Niño threat
• Somaliland authorities appeal for assistance.
Humanitarians prepare for El Niño
(Mogadishu, 9 October 2015): Aid agencies are ramping up efforts to mitigate the impact of the El Niño phenomenon in Somalia between October and December. More than 600,000 people in southern and central Somalia and in Puntland are likely to be affected by flooding, which may result in disease and deterioration in the food security and nutritional situations. In Somaliland, the El Niño could further exacerbate drought conditions in some coastal areas.