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- 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
- Somalia: Floods - Oct 2015
- Somalia: Drought - 2015-2018
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• A total of 224 health facilities submitted weekly reports of epidemic-prone diseases in week 27.
• Total number of consultations decreased from 55,343 in week 26 to 51,625 in week 27.
• A total of 257 alerts were received. 33 of these alerts were confirmed as true alerts in week 27.
• The highest numbers of diseases reported in week 27 were other acute diarrhoeas (2,486 cases), influenza like illness (1,342 cases) and severe acute respiratory illness (1,173 cases).
• A total of 344 new cases AWD/cholera were reported in week 26 compared to 304 cases week 25.
• 33% (115) cases were reported from flood affected regions of Lower Shabelle and Lower Jubba regions
• 1 new death were reported in week 26 compared to 3 deaths reported in week 25
• The AWD/Cholera death reported in week 26 occurred in Banadir region.
• A cumulative total of 5,582 cases including 40 deaths have been reported since December 2017
217 health facilities across Somalia submitted weekly reports of epidemic-prone diseases in the electronic early warning disease surveillance (EWARN) system in week 26.
Total number of consultations increased from 55,256 in week 25 to 55,343 in week 26.
A total of 284 alerts were received. 42 of these alerts were confirmed as true alerts in week 26.
April to June Gu 2018 defined by average to above-average rainfall across most of Somalia
Children at grave risk as violations spike.
Interview with outgoing DHC.
The Gu rainy season ends, but needs remain high.
Humanitarians step up vaccination campaigns.
Lack of funding hampers aid operation.
# of people in need 5.4m
# of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis (IPC Phases 3 &4) 2.m
# of people Emergency (IPC Phase 4) 0.5m
In response to surging food security needs due to the ongoing drought, and pre-famine conditions, five organizations joined together to form the Cash Alliance (CA) with an aim of providing cash support for Somali households affected by drought. This report provides an evaluation of the program. The Cash Alliance is composed of the Norwegian Refugee Council, the Danish Refugee Council, Save the Children, Concern Worldwide, and Cooperazione Internazionale.
Above-average rainfall throughout 2018 expected to drive improvements in food security
Dry spell continues across most of Somalia in mid-June
Across Somalia, people have lost much of their livestock since the drought started in 2015. Poor families, who have the least resources and ability to adapt, have lost 40–60% of their herds in Somaliland and 20–40% in the rest of the country. The drought has also devastated crops, forcing more than 1.15 million people to leave their homes between January 2016 and May 2018, 3 often only once they had become malnourished and weak.
UNHCR has received 6,520 Yemeni refugees in Somalia since the breakout of the conflict in Yemen in 2015, out of which 137 arrived in April (534 in 2018) by boat to the ports of Berbera and Bossaso.
Yemeni refugees are registered in UNHCR’s ProGres database by UNHCR or government counterparts to record and verify persons of concern. Registration also serves as a tool to determine the needs and protection assistance required for persons of concern.
During the month of April the main driver that has impacted the operation’s context was flash and riverine floods.
The flash and riverine floods affected around 427,000 persons and left 199,000 displaced in southern and central part of the country.
The monitoring agencies predict that the Gu rains will continue and possible causing flash and riverine floods.
Early Gu rains caused floods
Updates on achievements
UNHCR together with governmental counterparts and partners assist and coordinate repatriation of Somali refugees. Since the beginning of the voluntary return programme in December 2014, 81,677 Somali refugees were supported to repatriate from eight countries of asylum (4,940 this year). Each Somali family receive the enhanced return package that supports returnees in restarting their lives and restoring their livelihoods after return.
Protection and return management
Little to no Gu rainfall leavesmost regions dry in early June
The February-June 2018 IPC projection for Somalia (issued at the end of January 2018) was based on the following main assumptions:
A harsh 2018 Jilaal (Jan-Mar)
Likely below average 2018 Gu (Apr-Jun) rainfall across most parts of Somalia
Limited/no humanitarian assistance
A total Somalia population of 12.3 million with the following breakdown: 5.2 million urban, 6 million rural and 1.1 million IDPs (see table below)
• 216 health facilities across Somalia submitted weekly reports of epidemic-prone diseases in the electronic early warning disease surveillance (EWARN) system in week 22.
• Total number of consultations decreased from 62,876 in week 21 to 59,673 in week 22.
• A total of 4,231 alerts were received. 159 of these alerts were confirmed as true alerts1 .
• A total of 396 new cases AWD/cholera were reported in week 22 compared to 357 week 21.
• 47% (186) cases were reported from flood affected regions of Lower Shabelle and Lower Jubba regions
• 1 new death were reported in week 22 compared to 4 deaths reported in week 21
• The AWD/Cholera death reported in week 22 occurred in Banadir.
• A cumulative total of 4,300 cases including 28 deaths have been reported since December 2017