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16 Aug 2017 description

WHO urgently requires US$ 6.8 million to scale up its response activities in Somalia and conduct a measles immunization campaign for 4.2 million children in November 2017

16 August 2017 – As millions of people in Somalia remain trapped in a devastating cycle of hunger and disease, WHO and health partners are working with national health authorities to save lives and reach the most vulnerable with essential health services.

11 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • Since January 2017, UNICEF and partners have provided lifesaving therapeutic treatment to 129,602 severely malnourished children. This represents 105 percent of the children reached in 2016. The number of admissions in the hotspot areas of Bay, Bakool, Galgadud, Mudug and the Shabelle regions account for 37 percent of all children reached to date.

11 Aug 2017 description

Food Security

The number of severely food insecure people in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia has increased to 14.3 million, following the publication of new data on the situation in Kenya.

09 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • The preliminary results of the Long Rains Assessment (LRA) released by the Government of Kenya on 28 July reported that 3.4 million people are food insecure and in need of assistance. This is the highest number of people reported to be in crisis since the same time in 2011, when the number in need was estimated to be 3.7 million.

03 Aug 2017 description

Severe drought is expected to deepen until the start of the Deyr rainy season in October. The food security and nutrition situation is not expected to improve in some parts of Somalia through the end of 2017, according to FAO-FSNAU post-Gu preliminary results. Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) prevalence is ‘Critical’ at above 15 per cent in 9 out of 12 Internally Displaced People settlements surveyed by FSNAU. More than 3 million people are being reached each month with humanitarian assistance and protection.


01 Aug 2017 description
report World Vision


  • 4 million children in need of humanitarian assistance: Despite large scale humanitarian assistance, there is still an elevated risk of famine in some parts of the country due to severe food insecurity, high acute malnutrition as a result of failure of successive rain seasons and disease outbreaks. The humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate with 6.7 million people still in need of protection and humanitarian assistance.

31 Jul 2017 description


  • Critical humanitarian needs to persist to end of 2017.

  • Early preparedness for a possible El Nino underway.

  • Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) prevalence spike in IDP settlements.

  • AWD/cholera cases and related deaths decline, but pockets of concern remain.

  • Drought-induced displacements on the increase.

  • More funding required to sustain humanitarian response until end of 2017.


31 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


• Further deterioration of the food security and nutrition situation is anticipated, elevating the risk of famine in parts of Somalia. The scale of drought-induced internal displacement is putting further pressure on available resources and contributing to infectious disease outbreaks. Since the start of the year, 71,663 cases of acute watery diarrhoea (AWD)/cholera and 13,428 measles cases have been reported in the country.

26 Jul 2017 description

25 July 2017 - Somalia is experiencing its worst outbreak of measles in 4 years. Drought and a real threat of famine, coupled with low vaccination rates, have left millions of children in Somalia weak, hungry, and particularly susceptible to contracting measles and other life-threatening diseases. Almost 14 000 suspected cases of measles have been reported this year alone (as of 23 July) compared to between 5 000 to 10 000 total cases per year since 2014. More than 80% of all those affected by the current outbreak are children below the age of 10 years.

25 Jul 2017 description

This report is produced by OCHA Somalia in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 5 to 24 July 2017.


24 Jul 2017 description


During June, 11,228 cases of AWD/cholera were reported from 45 districts in 15 regions, a decrease from 13,656 cases reported in May. Across these same geographical areas, deaths have decreased from 77 in May to 68 deaths in June. Cumulative cases of cholera since January 2017 in these 45 districts are now recorded as 56,628.