Appeals & Response Plans
- Tropical Cyclone Luban - Oct 2018
- Somalia: Polio Outbreak - Aug 2018
- Tropical Cyclone Mekunu - May 2018
- Tropical Cyclone Sagar - May 2018
- Somalia: Flash Floods - Apr 2018
- Somalia: Measles Outbreak - Dec 2016
- Somalia: Floods - May 2016
- Somalia: Cholera Outbreak - Apr 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Megh - Nov 2015
- Tropical Cyclone Chapala - Nov 2015
Most read reports
- Somalia: $1.08 billion required to support 3.4 million Somalis with life-saving and livelihood assistance [EN/SO]
- 2019 Somalia Humanitarian Response Plan, January - December 2019
- Somalia: Humanitarian Dashboard - December 2018 (issued on 22 January 2019)
- Aid agencies estimate that 4.2 million people in Somalia will need humanitarian assistance and protection in 2019
- FAO and NORCAP work together on famine prevention in Somalia
• A total of 405 (88%) health facilities across Somalia submitted weekly report in week 52.
• A total of 10,386 alerts of which 119 were confirmed as true were received in week 52.
Completeness of reporting
• A total of 405 (88%) of 461 active health facilities in EWARN submitted reports while the timeliness of reporting was 81%
• Deyr rainy season performs poorly, risk of drought in parts of Puntland and Somaliland; early Action needed to prevent a deterioration of the situation.
• The nexus between nutrition and food security;
• Disability and stigmatization in Somalia;
• Insecurity continues to hinder assistance efforts;
• Sustained donor support required in early 2019.
Deyr season poor, risk of drought in the north
Drought conditions expected in the north
According to the consensus forecast from Greater Horn of Africa Climate outlook Forum (GHACOF50) issued at the end of August 2018, there was a greater likelihood of normal to above normal 2018 Deyr (October – December) rains across Somalia. Above-average Deyr rains were also expected to cause flooding in flood-prone low-lying and riverine livelihoods of the country. However, actual Deyr season rainfall between October and early December 2018 turned out to be below average in most parts of the country.
• In Somaliland, the European Union and UNICEF inaugurated an urban water system established through a Public-Private Partnership model in Borama, Burco, Ceerigabo and Tog Wajaale, bringing safe and affordable water to 800,000 people.
SoSh (Somali shilling)-using areas: Compared to one month ago, consumer Price Index (CPI) remained relatively stable in November 2018. CPI declined by 16 percent compared to one year ago (November 2017) in SoSh-using regions of central and southern Somalia due to decreases in cereal prices.
SISh (Somaliland shilling)-using areas: The CPI remained relatively stable in November 2018 but declined by 6 percent compared to a year ago (November 2017), mainly due to a decline in cereal prices.
Moderate to heavy rainfall in South-Central and climatologically dry conditions in the North
Most southern regions received light to moderate rainfall between December 1 and 10 according to remote sensing imagery, and rainfall was average to above-average in localized areas of Bay, Lower Shabelle, Middle Shabelle, Lower Juba, and Middle Juba regions. According to satellite-derived rainfall estimates (RFE2), most of the South received 10 to 50 millimeters (mm) of rainfall, though rainfall was minimal in large parts of Bakool, Gedo, and Hiiraan regions (Figure 1).
No new cases of cVDPV type 2 or type 3 have been reported from Somalia this week. The total number of cases remains 12: five cVDPV2 cases, six cVDPV3 cases, and one case with cVDPV2 and cVDPV3 co-infection.
No new environmental positive samples have been reported this week. The total number of cVDPV environmental isolates for 2018 to date is 31: 19 isolates of cVDPV2, 12 isolates of cVDPV3.
• There was a decrease in the number of AWD/Cholera cases reported from 27 in week 46 to 18 in week 47.
• No new death was reported in week 47.
• A cumulative total of 6,605 cases including 45 deaths have been reported since December 2017
• The cholera outbreak has been contained in 4 regions, however active transmission is still reported in Banadir region
• A total of 2101 people aged 1 year and above received 1st dose of OCV in 4 IDPs in Banadir and Afgoye
FEWS NET publishes a Seasonal Monitor for Somalia every 10 days (dekad) through the end of the current October to December Deyr rainy season. The purpose of this document isto provide updated information on the progress of the Deyr season to facilitate contingency and response planning. This Somalia Seasonal Monitor is valid through December 10, 2018 and is produced in collaboration with U.S.
Highlights - Deyr seasonal rains have underperformed so far.
Over 4.2 million people will need assistance in 2019.
Lughaye, six months after Cyclone Sagar.
IDP woman attains self-reliance.
Sustained humanitarian funding leads to reduced needs.
Deyr season records poor rains
Seasonal rains have underperformed so far
• A total of 390 (87%) health facilities across Somalia submitted weekly report in week 47.
• A total of 9,674 alerts of which 62 were confirmed as true were received in week 47.
• Cholera alerts were received in Banadir regions in IDPs were confirmed as positive for cholera.
• Health cluster partners provided consultation services to 997,637 individuals in 379 health facilities (including 15 mobile health units). Of this, 463,342 were reached through funds received from the humanitarian appeal process.
• Twelve (12) cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) has been confirmed amongst children in Somalia; with five (5) new cases in September and October.
• 7,3654 suspected cases of measles were reported during 2018 up until 28 October. Overall, partners are reporting fewer cases of measles.
• An estimated 177,174 children with life threatening severe acute malnutrition (SAM) were treated from January to October 2018. The children reached represent 102 per cent of the overall UNICEF 2018 planning target of 173,000 SAM children.
• A UNICEF-supported inter-agency assessment found 102 children, all boys, reported to be associated with the Puntland forces in Tukaraq military base, in need of further screening and separation from the military.
- A total of 390 (88%) health facilities across Somalia submitted weekly report in week 44.
- A total of 9,154 alerts of which 50 were confirmed as true were received in week 44.
- Cholera alerts were received in Banadir regions in IDPs were confirmed as positive for cholera.
- Food poisoning affecting 2 families in Jowhar town of middle Shabelle region was reported and under investigation.
Completeness of reporting
FEWSNET publishes a Seasonal Monitor for Somalia every 10 days(dekad) through the end of the current Octoberto December Deyr rainy season. The purpose of this document is to provide updated information on the progress of the Deyr season to facilitate contingency and response planning. This Somalia Seasonal Monitor is valid through November 30, 2018 and is produced in collaboration with U.S.
SoSh (Somali shilling)-using areas: Compared to one month ago, consumer Price Index (CPI) remained relatively stable in October 2018. CPI declined by 16 percent compared to one year ago (October 2017) annually in South-Central SoSh using regions due to decreases in cereal prices.
SISh (Somaliland shilling)-using areas: CPI remained relatively stable in October 2018 compared to a month ago but declined by 8 percent compared to a year ago due to decline in cereal prices.