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19 Jul 2013 description


The Somalia crisis remains one of the largest and most complex in the world. Moreover, a shortfall in funding jeopardizes efforts to build Somalis‟ resilience to shocks.

05 Jul 2012 description

By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service

STUTTGART, Germany, July 5, 2012 – As the worst drought in six decades grips the Horn of Africa, displacing millions of people and creating a severe humanitarian crisis, the United States has stepped up its emergency assistance.

An additional $120 million in emergency aid announced in April brings to $1.1 billion the U.S. contribution in drought and famine relief since the crisis began last year, White House officials said, with funding provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department.

14 Oct 2011 description


  • To-date, FAO has received just USD 65 million towards its emergency interventions in response to the drought in the Horn of Africa. A further USD 95 million is still required to assist drought-hit populations in the region.

  • Over 40 000 households (241 458 people) have already participated in FAO’s ongoing cash-for-work initiative in Somalia, with this to reach more than 67 000 households in the coming weeks.

23 Aug 2011 description

More people require emergency assistance as the drought worsens

The number of people needing emergency assistance in Djibouti, Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia has increased from about 11.5 million in mid-July 2011 to about 12.42 million. These increases have been mainly due to new arrivals of refugees from Somalia who are fleeing into neighbouring countries in pursuit of humanitarian assistance.

29 Jul 2011 description


Faced with the current humanitarian emergency in the Horn of Africa, the humanitarian teams in the affected countries of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia have come together to contribute to this Humanitarian Requirements overview.

08 Apr 2011 description

Somalia has an estimated population of seven million. The territory, which was recognized as the Somali state from 1960 to 1991, fragmented into regions led in whole or in part by three distinct entities: the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) in Mogadishu, the self-declared Republic of Somaliland in the northwest, and the semiautonomous region of Puntland in the northeast. The TFG was formed in late 2004, with a five-year transitional mandate to establish permanent, representative governmental institutions and organize national elections.