- UNHCR Somalia: Somalia Fact Sheet 1-30 September 2017
- UNHCR Somalia: Response to Yemen situation 1 - 30 September 2017
- IFRC Somalia: Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) outbreak DREF MDRSO006 operation final report
- RW Topic: Fighting Famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen
Appeals & Funding
- Horn of Africa: A Call for Action, February 2017
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2017
- Humanitarian Response Plan May 2017
- 2016-2018 Humanitarian Strategy
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017
- UNHCR Somalia Situation Supplementary Appeal 2017
- IOM Humanitarian Compendium
- Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF)
- Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF) 2016 Annual Report
- Business Guide: North-East Nigeria, South Sudan, Yemen and Somalia: Prevent Famine and Support Response
- OCHA Somalia
- UNHCR Information Sharing Portal: Refugees in the Horn of Africa: Somali Displacement Crisis
- FSNAU (FAO Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit Somalia)
- SWALIM (Somalia Water and Land Information Management)
- UNHCR Global Focus
- Human Rights Watch: Somalia - Events of 2016
- New Deal Somalia
- UNSOM (UN Assistance Mission in Somalia)
- Food Security Cluster: Somalia
- Logistics Cluster: Somalia
- 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 - 2015-2017
- Somalia: Floods - Apr 2015
- Somalia: Floods - Oct 2014
- Somalia: Measles Outbreak - May 2014
19 October 2017, Cairo, Egypt -- Trauma care medicines and surgical supplies have been dispatched from WHO’s regional operations hub in Dubai to Somalia to support the provision of surgical care to patients injured in the recent attacks in Mogadishu. Weighing a total of 5.5 tonnes, the three trauma A kits (including three supporting trauma B kits), contain enough medicines, medical supplies and surgical instruments for 300 surgical interventions.
The humanitarian situation in Somalia continues to be precarious despite a slight reduction of the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance – from 6.7 million to 6.2 million. The recent FAO-managed FSNAU assessments show that the threat of localized famine is as relevant today as it was in the first months of the crisis. Malnutrition, one of the leading indicators of the crisis, has reached emergency levels in a number of locations in southern and central Somalia, primarily among displaced populations.
6th October, 2017: Cash programming has become a significant part of the current drought response in Somalia. Conditional and unconditional cash grants or vouchers, that are either restricted or unrestricted, are being used by a large variety of partners for food or multi-purpose transfers to affected people. In the month of May 2017 alone, more than USD 48 million was channelled through cash programming reaching more than 3 million people.
Sustained humanitarian assistance is critical in averting famine, as forecasts point to a below- average Deyr (October- December) rainy season that will further worsen the food security situation
WFP requires USD 239 million in order to continue providing relief assistance and lifesaving nutrition services to the most vulnerable people in drought affected areas for the next six months (October 2017-March 2018)
Deadly attack in busy commercial area kills over 300 people, injures hundreds of others.
By UNHCR staff |19 October 2017
MOGADISHU, Somalia - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has handed over relief supplies to local authorities in Mogadishu to support the survivors of Saturday’s massive truck bombing.
The deadly attack which took place in a busy commercial area in the city, killed over 300 people and injured hundreds of civilians, leaving enormous destruction in its wake. More than 200 people are still missing.
Brussels/Mogadishu, 19 October 2017- The European Commission has announced initial emergency aid of €100 000 to help respond to rapidly increasing medical needs in Mogadishu following the attack on 14 October.
FACTS & FIGURES
3.1 million people experiencing crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity
1.26 million acutely malnourished children in 2017 916 000 people internally displaced due to drought & conflict in 2017
Over 875 000 Somali refugees in neighbouring countries (sources: FEWS NET, FSNAU, UNHCR,
EU humanitarian funding: €119 million in 2017
LONDON — Every month, Fatma Ahmed sends $200 of the earnings she makes in London to her family in Somalia.
"It's for daily life. For rent, for buying grocery things, to live over there. Because actually in Somalia, that much we do not have," she said.
“I have arranged through the Italian Cooperation Service for the emergency funding of 300,000 euros to the Federation of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent (FICROSS) to at least partly alleviate the tragic consequences of the terrorist attack in Mogadishu a few days ago” said the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Angelino Alfano.
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.
Following the massive bomb explosion in Mogadishu on 14 October, the Federal Government of Somalia, humanitarian organizations, the UN, NGOs, donors, the private sector, member states and civil society organizations are stepping up search and rescue efforts, including providing urgent life-saving assistance through the government-led emergency response center. Assistance provided so far include earthmoving and fire equipment, ambulances, cash, medical and food supplies and tents.
Mogadishu, 18 October 2017 - The United Nations has mobilized its staff members and resources in response to appeals from federal and government authorities to aid Somalis affected by last Saturday’s bomb blasts in the capital Mogadishu.
by Reuters Tuesday, 17 October 2017 16:12 GMT
Ambulances break down, hospitals short of blood, communications jam.
More than 300 killed in worst bombing in Somalia's history
Country mired in conflict and clan warfare, lacks basic services
Military checkpoints often barred route for ambulances
Turkey, Qatar among those providing assistance
By Abdi Sheikh
The three days cumulated rainfall forecast is pointing (Map 1) towards light to moderate rains in central and southern regions of the country as well as the Ethiopian highlands and this is expected to increase in quantity and space as the week progresses, given the one week forecast (Map 2).
The western parts of Somaliland and southern parts of Somalia including Lower Juba, Lower Shabelle and Middle Shabelle will remain dry during the forecast period.
River levels in the middle reach of Shabelle are currently high with a high risk of flooding in Jowhar and the environs.