Somalia: Humanitarian Dashboard - April 2014 (issued on 3 June 2014)
Somalia’s fragile humanitarian situation is at risk of sliding back into emergency. Some 857,000 people, most of them displaced, are already in need of urgent life-saving assistance at least through June 2014. Early warnings indicate that the combination of the delayed Gu rains (April to June), a disrupted planting season and rising food prices in areas affected by a military offensive could further worsen the humanitarian situation in the country.
The number of people in need may further increase if the main Gu rainy season performs poorly.
Despite this serious situation, funding for Somalia in 2014 is critically low. A total of US$933 million is required to meet humanitarian needs for 2014, of which only 19 per cent (US$180 million) has been funded.
Humanitarians need urgent and sustained funding to save lives and strengthen the resilience to shocks of the vulnerable people.
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