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15 Dec 2017 description

20th Nov, 2017: Food security needs are nearly double the five-year average in Somalia, with an estimated 2,444,000 people currently in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and 866,000 in Emergency (IPC Phase 4). Widespread food insecurity is driven by three consecutive poor seasons that led to well below-average production and large-scale livestock losses, which have reduced household access to food and income (...)

19 Oct 2017 description

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.

23 May 2017 description

23rd May, 2017: Results from the post-Jilaal assessment and recent SMART surveys indicate that Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and Emergency (IPC Phase 4) levels of acute food insecurity persist in many areas of Somalia. In addition, a severe AWD/cholera outbreak is ongoing. While large-scale humanitarian assistance has reduced household food consumption gaps and contributed to reduced staple food prices, there remains an elevated risk of Famine (IPC Phase 5) due to the combination of severe food consumption gaps, high acute malnutrition, high disease burden, and reliance on humanitarian assistance.

06 Apr 2017 description


In 2016, Somalia has experienced a number of emergencies. In addition to the protracted IDP crisis, severe drought, floods, and internal conflicts have occurred. These emergencies have put extra pressure on the government and partners to provide protection and basic services to citizens including education services which are already extremely constrained. Country wide an estimated 5 million Somalis are in need of humanitarian assistance incl. 1.1 million IDPs1

09 Jan 2017 description

14th Dec, 2016: Relative calm has returned to Galkayo after weeks of fighting, but tension remains high with sporadic fighting reported. On 6 November, fierce fighting left 22 people dead and 97 others injured. The warring parties continue to maintain their defensive positions. Humanitarian partners estimate that nearly 90,000 people remain displaced due to increased tensions Health officials estimated that 45 people have been killed and 162 injured since 7 October. Civilians make up 25 per cent of the casualties. The disruption to schooling has affected over 20,000 learners.

09 Jan 2017 description

8th Dec, 2016: Drought conditions are deepening in Puntland and Somaliland, and have expanded to southern and central regions, including Gedo, Hiraan, Galgaduud and Lower Juba. The Deyr rainy season, which usually extends from October to December, has so far been poor, and high temperatures combined with limited amounts of rain in October 2016 that have led to drought conditions in most of Somalia, ranging from moderate to extreme. Severe drought in Puntland is directly affecting approximately 150,000 people according to an inter-agency assessment conducted in September 2016.

22 Nov 2016 description

Closure of Dadaab Refugee Camp, 2016


According to UNHCR, more than 30,000 Somali returnees have been assisted since the start of the Voluntary Repatriation from Dadaab Refugee Camp, including 22,000 returnees in 2016 alone. By the end of 2016, it is expected that 50,000 will have returned home. Over 60 percent of the current population in Dadaab is aged under 18, with 42.8 percent being of school age (5-17) – 118,634 children.

06 Oct 2016 description

Under the new 2015-2019 Strategic Plan, the Education Cluster Unit (ECU) produces quarterly updates to report on progress against the objectives and activities in the current work plan, and highlights key upcoming events and training opportunities in the next quarter.

16 Jun 2015 description


Galkayo is one of the oldest towns in Southern and Central Somalia and home to an estimated population of 42,900 Internally Displaced People (IDPs) seeking refuge from regional conflicts as well as livelihood opportunities.

This fact-sheet presents an analysis of primary data collected by REACH between 19 and 27 April 2014 in the North of Galkayo city, in Somalia. This assessment was undertaken within the framework of an ongoing partnership between REACH and the Education, Shelter and Water, Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH) clusters in Somalia.