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16 May 2017 description


  • The humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate and the estimated number of people in need of humanitarian assistance has now increased to 6.7 million people — more than half the population of the country, according to the latest projections by the FAO-managed Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit.

  • Some 683,000 people have been displaced due to drought in Somalia since November 2016.

15 May 2017 description


The late onset of seasonal rains (March-May) has affected central, northwestern and southeastern Kenya, Uganda’s Karamoja region, and southern and central Somalia.

Flash floods are ongoing in Somalia’s Bari, Madung and Bay regions. FAO SWALIM expects increased water levels in the Juba and Shabelle river basins.

In Kenya , torrential rains have caused floods and landslides in Kwale, Mombasa, Taita Taveta and Garissa counties, including in Dadaab camp.

12 May 2017 description


​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 7 May - 13 May 2017 and includes updates on influenza, measles, hepatitis A, cholera, type E botulism, yellow fever and Legionnaires' disease.

11 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


• March to May seasonal rains remain depressed and access to water for human and livestock consumption is extremely limited in pastoral areas in North West and North Eastern parts of Kenya.

• To date, 71,458 people including 5,580 school children have benefitted from the repair of 39 water points in Turkana and Garissa Counties.

• Five confirmed measles cases and 55 cholera cases have been reported from Dadaab Refugee Complex during the reporting period.

11 May 2017 description

11 MAY 2017 | GENEVA - WHO is concerned by the chronic shortage of funding for life-saving work in Somalia in response to the ongoing drought that has plunged the country further towards famine, disease, and health insecurity. Drought in Somalia led to the destruction of crops and livestock, leaving more than 3.3 million people hungry every day. If the current situation continues, famine could soon be a reality, creating a devastating cycle of hunger and disease as the health of people deteriorates and they become more susceptible to infection.

10 May 2017 description

People affected

5.5 million people lacking access to basic healthcare services
2.9 million people living in ‘Emergency’ or ‘Crisis’ phase
3.3 million people affected by severe drought and food insecurity
363,000 children acutely malnourished
36,066 cholera cases in 2017
6,500 measles cases in 2017

Funding needs

10 May 2017 description

Mogadishu, 10 May 2017: On the eve of the London Somalia Conference, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called today for further scale-up of the humanitarian response in Somalia and strengthening of the partnership between the international community, the Federal Government of Somalia and humanitarian partners to avert famine.

10 May 2017 description

The humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate and the possibility of famine in 2017 persists.
Drought-related displacement and malnutrition continue to spike. Major disease outbreaks such as AWD/cholera and measles are spreading.

Humanitarians are scaling up famine prevention activities, reaching millions of people with life-saving assistance. Further scale-up is urgently required.

10 May 2017 description


  • UNICEF projects that the number of children who are or will be acutely malnourished has gone up by 50 per cent since the beginning of the year to 1.4 million, including over 275,000 who have or will suffer life-threatening severe acute malnutrition in 2017.

  • An estimated 680,000 people have been displaced due to drought since November 2016. Approximately 7,000 people have crossed into neighbouring Ethiopia and Kenya.

09 May 2017 description
report World Vision


• In view of the growing humanitarian needs, World Vision is scaling up its response scope to save lives and prevent people from slipping into famine in the coming months. The appeal has been revised upwards to 37 million targeting over 1 million people.

04 May 2017 description


  • The humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate and the possibility of famine in 2017 persists.

  • Rainfall intensified in many parts of the country over the past week and flash floods were reported in Bari, Nugaal, Mudug and Bay regions. The rains are expected to continue in most parts of the country in the next seven days, but with less magnitude.

04 May 2017 description


  • Over 620,000 people displaced since November 2016

  • Humanitarian situation continues to worsen

  • Humanitarian partners scaleup response


# of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis 2.9m

# of people in food security stress 3.3m

# of acutely 363,000 malnourished children under age 5

Source: www.fsnau.org (February 2017)

# of internally displaced people before November 2016 1.1m

28 Apr 2017 description

Mogadishu, 27 April 2017 – Over 1.7 million people have been reached with food security response activities in Somalia as part of the ongoing effort to avert a famine in the country and the drought response still needs to be scaled up to meet the increasing needs, the Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia Vincent Lelei told a press briefing in the Somali capital today.

Mr. Lelei noted that the need to provide humanitarian assistance to the millions of people affected by the drought crisis continues to outpace response efforts.