Appeals & Response Plans
- 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
Maps & Infographics
Baidoa or Baydhabo, as is locally known is the capital of the Bay region; a strategic town in south-central Somalia situated approximately 250 kilometers west of Mogadishu and 240 km southeast of the Ethiopian border. The town is divided into four quarters, namely Isha, Berdaale, Horseed and, Hawl Wadaag. Each quarter is further divided into six sections. The city is traditionally one of the most important economic centers in southern Somalia, conducting significant trade in local and imported cereals, livestock and non-food items.
Displacement in Eastern Africa is predominantly of a protracted nature. At the end of February 2016, there were 11.7 million people displaced in the region, mostly in Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia (UNHCR), and at least half are children. Although most have been displaced for several years or even decades, few have durable solutions prospects such as returning to their home, being integrated into their host communities or settle elsewhere.
It took 16 warning for the international community to respond to the last catastrophe; lessons must be learnt from past to avert another crisis in the Horn of Africa.
NGOs welcome an agreement with potential to enhance opportunities for Durable Solutions for Somali Refugees
NGOs engaged in the search for durable solutions for Somali refugees in Kenya, congratulate the governments of Somalia and Kenya, and UNHCR for developing the Tripartite Agreement on Somali refugees in Kenya. The Tripartite Agreement is a first and important step towards finding durable solutions for Somali refugees in the region.
Astrid Sehl (29.05.2012)
NRC, together with 15 other relief agencies, warn that humanitarian needs in Somalia must not be ignored as over 2 million people is still in dire need of assistance.
Somali brothers reunited after five years apart thanks to INTERSOS family tracing project.
Omer Ali Adan* fled from Merka in Lower Shabelle five years ago to escape forced recruitment by a local Somali war‐lord. 20‐year‐old Omer lived in Mogadishu with his friends for a few years without ever contacting his family out of fear that the local miliia would learn of his presence.
Two decades of separation ended with a phone call, thanks to INTERSOS family tracing project.
Just 20 years old, Yassin Omar* left Mogadishu at the beginning of the civil war in Somalia in 1991. Fleeing persecution by the military and the threat of forced recruitment, he sought a better life in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
Despite the reduction of new arrivals on the shores of Yemen in the last months, humanitarian needs remain high and the work of aid agencies and NGOs is still going on.
The number of Somalis who reached the Yemeni shores by June 2010 is half of the number of those who arrived by June 2009 (around 6600 in 2010, versus 13.800 in 2009).
Somalia is a country where the situation can improve or worsen quickly. Today it is heading towards the worst: the fighting is rapidly intensifying, hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing the fight or are hit by shortages of food, water and healthcare. How to pave - if it is still possible - the way for a solution towards ending instability and conflict that have prevailed since 1991?
As a consequence of the 1991 civil war in Somalia, Yemen became a safe country of asylum for the Somali refugee population: there are currently more than 48,000 refugees registered with UNHCR and the Government of Yemen. It is estimated that this number is but a fraction of the total number of Somalis in the country, the majority being women and children that have been living in Yemen since early or mid 1990s and have experienced or witnessed violence in Somalia.
Intersos is present in Yemen with a project funded by UNHCR, in support of the refugees in Kharaz camp (Lahj Governorate) and Basateen urban area (Aden Governorate).
This project is part of a larger UNHCR strategy to improve government and community protection capacities in Yemen and to develop a self-reliance strategy including skills/vocational training activities and provision of job to assist refugees in attaining self-reliance. Psychosocial counseling activities and risk assessment exercise are also part of the program.
As a consequence of the 1991 civil war in Somalia, Yemen …
This report summarizes the outcome of a rapid assessment of the Ahwar reception center and Mayfa reception center, the entry point of al- Irqa and the village of Bir Ali carried out by one INTERSOS team between the 11th October and the 14th October 2008.
We, the Italian NGOs present in Somalia to provide medical assistance, education, water, assistance and aid to orphans and displaced people, agricultural and livestock development address a new appeal to all Somali people, in Somalia and abroad.
The kidnappings of people have become a daily weapon that affects Italian and international staff as well as Somali in an increasing systematic manner.
International Conference. Rome, February 5th . 8th 2008
THE ROME STATEMENT
written by members of Somali Civil Society
We, members of the Somali Civil Society Organizations, scholars, activists and members of Somali diaspora have gathered in Rome to share our concerns, compare experiences to develop and plan shared vision and strategies aimed to promote peace and dialogue in Somalia.