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01 Apr 2018 description
  • The operational context during February was marked mainly by small-scale attacks, evictions, drought and the drying up the Shabelle river.
  • Consequently, February witnessed a slight increase in displacements, in cases of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD)/Cholera, and severe water shortages.
  • Monitoring agencies reported that food security improved but in the absence of assistance food security would deteriorate significantly.

Major developments

31 Jan 2018 description
  • Small-scale attacks by non-state armed actors, political tensions and clan conflicts were the main elements that marked the operational context in January.
  • In some areas, the continuation of small-scale incidents and political standoffs impacted persons of concerns by limiting access to humanitarian assistance.
  • In spite of slight overall improvement of food security, it is expected that ongoing conflict and drought will continue to impact people’s well-being.

Major developments

17 Jan 2018 description

Operating environment was marked with small-scale attacks, political tensions between the State of Puntland and ‘Somaliland’ and forced evictions.
Drought, insecurity and conflicts, remain key drivers of displacement and lack of comprehensive land tenure framework remains one of the key drivers for forced evictions.
According to monitoring agencies drought will continue in 2018 and can lead to further increased vulnerability of persons of concern.

Major developments

A whole-of-society approach – a new improved way of UNHCR response

26 Dec 2017 description

Somalia continues to face political instability, humanitarian crisis and clan conflicts.

Due to ongoing conflicts, drought and food insecurity more than one million people have been newly displaced in 2017.

Monitoring agencies expecting that humanitarian situation will continue to deteriorate.

POPULATION OF CONCERN 1.69 M

FUNDING (AS OF 28 NOVEMBER) USD 118.7 M

Major Developments

2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview

16 Nov 2017 description

Political standoff between the Federal Government of Somalia and the Federal Member States, clan conflicts and floods impacted the humanitarian situation in Somalia.

Meanwhile, drought and armed conflicts and insecurity were among key drivers for continuing internal displacement Military offensives, political tensions and Deyr rains could further worsen the humanitarian situation and increase the vulnerability of persons of concern.

POPULATION OF CONCERN 1.69 M

FUNDING (AS OF 27 OCTOBER)
USD 118.7 M requested for Somalia

18 Oct 2017 description

Severe drought and food insecurity continues across the country with around 6.2 million people in need of humanitarian assistance according to monitoring agencies.

Projected outcomes of Deyr rainfall and warmer temperatures could increase displacements and vulnerability of displaced persons.

Working with Partners

  • As part of the UN integrated mission to Somalia, UNHCR maintains close collaboration with UN agencies, national and international NGOs.

28 Jun 2017 description

46,000 Individuals displaced by the drought

149,327 Drought affected individuals assisted

53,754 Individuals benefited from cash assistance

2,369 Individuals enrolled in community-based projects

UPDATE ON ACHIEVEMENTS

13 Jun 2017 description

(Nairobi, 13 June 2017): International partners have made financial pledges in support of humanitarian response efforts in the drought-hit Horn of Africa after a visit to Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya.

A delegation led by the African Union and the United Nations concluded a five-day visit to the Horn of Africa in Nairobi, Kenya on Tuesday, after visiting drought-affected communities in Ethiopia and Somalia. It included representatives from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the African Development Bank, the USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance and the World Bank.

09 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

1,754
NFIs distributed
2,543
Households provided with cash assistance
5,400
Somali returnees assisted
7,549
Children provided with monthly education fees

Population of concern
A total of 1.2 million people of concern

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

28 Feb 2017 description

In early 2011, the scale of famine affecting the Horn of Africa was only just beginning to receive international attention, despite early warnings in the previous year. It was not until July that famine was formally declared. The famine killed 250,000 people in southern Somalia alone, and displaced and destroyed the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of others. Many sought refuge in Kenya, which was also coping with a nation-wide drought and food shortages. Six years after the 2011 famine, the region is facing a disaster of a similar scale.

31 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 3,349 Somali returnees assisted
  • 2,628 Households provided with subsistence allowance
  • 8,120 School fees provided
  • 3,513 NFIs distributed

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

30 Aug 2016 description

Somalia - IOM Director General William Lacy Swing met with representatives from Japanese corporations Panasonic, Poly-Glu Social Business and Nippon Electronic Company (NEC) during the 6th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) held from 27-28 August in Nairobi, Kenya.

The bilateral talks between IOM and its Japanese private sector partners were to strengthen existing and explore new strategic tripartite partnerships between IOM, the Government of Japan, and the private sector. The partnership is worth an estimated USD 5 million.

22 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

32,624 Arrivals from Yemen since 27 March 2015

17,000 Refugee returnees from Kenya since 8 December 2014

120,809 Evictions in Mogadishu since January 2015

591,224 New displacements since January 2015

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

As part of the UN integrated mission to Somalia (UNSOM), UNHCR maintains close collaboration with UN agencies, local and international NGOs and Somali authorities at country and field levels in a joint effort to provide assistance and durable solutions to the people of Somalia.

30 Jun 2016 description

By reviewing existing initiatives, frameworks and commitments in the search of durable solutions in the region, this study conducted by Samuel Hall looks at good practices, challenges and opportunities. The objective is to have a better understanding of the current landscape in order to improve coordination and to inform a learning and capacity development agenda across stakeholders.

Good practices, challenges and opportunities in the search of durable solutions

INTRODUCTION

23 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

32,405 Arrivals from Yemen since 27 March 2015

14,069 Refugee returnees from Kenya since 8 December 2014

139,151 Evictions in Mogadishu since January 2015

568,656 New displacements since January 2015

18 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

32,075
Arrivals from Yemen since 27 March 2015

13,397
Refugee returnees from Kenya since 8 December 2014

131,762
Evictions in Mogadishu since January 2015

471,952
New displacements since January 2015

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

04 Jan 2016 description

Population of concern

A total of 77,249 arrivals from Yemen to Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan (1 Dec 2015)

Funding (2015 RRMRP)

USD 36.4 million requested (USD 94.1 million requested for 2016 RRMRP)

RRMRP MONITORING FRAMEWORK

18 Dec 2015 description
Horn of Africa -version 5
Technical Annex - version 5

AMOUNT: EUR 93 000 000

  1. MAJOR CHANGE SINCE THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

Fourth modification as of 16/12/2015

A shift between the specific objectives of the Financing Decision is necessary in order to adapt to the current humanitarian situation, which results in the following new breakdown of the HIP budget, namely EUR 80 050 000 under Man-made crises and EUR 12 950 000 under Natural disasters.

Third modification as of 15/10/2015