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16 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • 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.

10 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • 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.

04 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • 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

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 620,000 people displaced since November 2016

  • Humanitarian situation continues to worsen

  • Humanitarian partners scaleup response

FIGURES

# 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

23 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • The humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate and the possibility of famine in 2017 persists. There is also a possibility of El Nino occurring towards the end of the year.

  • Rains have started in Somaliland, western parts of Puntland, Bari and Nugaal regions, while Lower Juba, Lower Shabelle and the coastal areas of Galgaduud and Mudug have remained dry.

16 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

• The humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate and the possibility of famine in 2017 persists. While the Gu rains have started in parts of Somalia, much of the damage to crops and livestock has already been done and the humanitarian situation is expected to continue to deteriorate through June.

07 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • Around 536,000 people have been displaced in Somalia due to drought since November 2016. Around 70,000 have arrived in Baidoa and around 72,000 in Mogadishu in March alone, in search of food and water.

31 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • Since November 2016, around 444,000 people have been internally displaced in Somalia due to drought. On average, over 8,000 people a day are forced to abandon their homes in search of water and food. Around 81,000 IDPs have arrived in Baidoa since November in search of food and water.

31 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 444,000 people displaced since November 2016 - Risk of famine in 2017 remains - Humanitarians scale up response

Drought conditions rapidly worsening

24 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

• Depletion of water sources and lack of sanitation facilities have led to a sharp increase in cases of AWD/cholera in 12 of 18 regions, in particular in Bay and Bakool regions. Case fatality rates at 2.3 per cent are of serious concern.

07 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Somalia declares drought a national disaster
  • Partners scale up response to avert a famine
  • Funding contributions and commitments boost drought response
  • Access challenges hamper effective reasons

Somalia declares drought a national disaster

03 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Possible famine in 2017

  • Access and bureaucratic impediments persisted in 2016.

  • $32 million from pooled funds boosts drought response.

Possible famine in 2017

01 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Drought expanding.

  • AWD/cholera outbreak amid water shortages.

  • Access and bureaucratic impediments persisted in 2016.

  • US $3.2 million from SHF to boost drought response.

FIGURES

# of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis - 1m

# of people in food security stress - 3.9m

# of acutely malnourished children under age 5 - 308,000

# of internally displaced people - 1.1m

28 Nov 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Drought conditions worsen across the country

  • Conflict displaces thousands of people

  • Kenya extends Dadaab refugee camp closure

  • Partners scale down due to lack of funding

Drought worsens humanitarian situation

Authorities appeal for humanitarian assistance for worst affected areas Drought conditions continue to worsen in Somalia.

04 Nov 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Drought conditions persist in Somaliland, Puntland and parts of southern and central Somalia

  • High malnutrition levels in drought-affected areas

  • Humanitarian funding overview

FIGURES

# of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis 1.1m

# of people in food security stress 3.9m

# of acutely malnourished children under age 5 300,000
Source: FSNAU September 2016

# of internally displaced people 1.1m

07 Oct 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Five million Somalis are now food insecure

  • High malnutrition levels persist

  • Access challenges remain

  • Returning Somali refugees receive humanitarian assistance

FIGURES

No. of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis - 1.1m

No. of people in food security stress - 3.9m

No. of acutely malnourished children under age 5 - 300,000
Source: FSNAU February 2016

No. of internally displaced people - 1.1m

01 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Puntland authorities appeal for assistance to respond to drought.

  • More than 24,000 Somali refugees return home from Dadaab since 2014

  • Early warning for La Niña

  • Boost for IDP response

FIGURES

No. of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis - 1m

No. of people in food security stress - 3.7m

No. of acutely malnourished children under age 5 - 305,000
Source: FSNAU February 2016

No. of internally displaced people - 1.1m

28 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Refugee returns from Kenya to Somalia continue
  • Post-Gu assessment projects a gloomy food security outlook
  • AWD/cholera cases decline due to robust response
  • Humanitarian funding to Somalia declines but needs remain high

Refugees continue to trickle back home

Some 11,000 Somalis return from Kenya in the first half of 2016

23 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Floods subside in Belet Weyne but impact remains

  • Cholera outbreak continues

  • Gu rainy season shorter than usual in Puntland and Somaliland

  • UN refugee chief visits Kenya and Somalia.

FIGURES

# of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis 7 1m

# of people in food security stress 3.7m

# of acutely 305,000 malnourished children under age 5 Source: FSNAU February 2016

# of internally displaced people 1.1m