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
UN Headquarters, New York, 23 September 2018
Question: You have highlighted the importance of pre-arranged financing to make communities more resilient. How does the Famine Action Mechanism feed into these efforts?
We need to build resilience and we need faster development.
We also need to rid the world of the scourge of famine.
When you boil it down There are three things that we need to do, all of which our panelists have touched on.
The food security situation has continued to improve, however needs remain critical with IDPs being the most vulnerable. An estimated 4.6 million people are in need, down from 5.4 million (February 2018).
Forced evictions of IDPs have continued to surge in 2018, affecting an estimated 204,000 individuals by end August.
FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION SITUATION
• Food security improving, but nutrition levels remain critical.
• Rise in forced evictions raises concern
• Children < 5 targeted in nationwide polio campaign
• Somalia marks World Humanitarian Day
• SHF releases $7.5million for the north
Food security improving, nutrition situation remains worrying
Mogadishu, 2 September 2018: The Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) for Somalia, Peter de Clercq, today urged the international community to sustain assistance to people affected by conflict, 2017 drought as well as this year’s devastating floods and cyclone. Despite above-average performance of the Gu rains, some 4.6 million people, including 2.5 million children, still require humanitarian assistance. Of these, 1.5 million are in crisis or emergency.
Throughout 2017, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) supported relief operations in 36 countries to ensure delivery of urgent aid to millions of people in desperate need.
CERF’s 2017 Annual Report, launched today, provides a detailed account of how, during the year, CERF and its partners ensured strategic use of almost $420 million in donor contributions to deliver the highest priority aid, where and when it was need the most.
The favourable weather conditions brought about by the Gu rains (April-June) have had a relatively positive impact on livestock conditions, water, pasture availability in Somalia. This, combined with a large-scale humanitarian assistance, have improved the food security situation in Somalia, breaking the downward trend which has emerged during the last two years. The gains are, however, still fragile.
The latest projection indicates an improving food security situation in areas that were affected by the 2016-2017 drought, due to the above-average Gu rainy season (April-June) supported by large-scale humanitarian assistance. However, humanitarian needs remain critical with an estimated 5.4 million people in need of assistance. Most areas of the country are currently in Stress (IPC Phase 2), with some in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) – mainly internally displaced person (IDPs) with limited access to tenable livelihoods.
Funding Required: $25.41B
Funding Received: $9.39B
Unmet Requirements: $16.02B
People in need: 134.0M
People to receive aid: 95.8M
Countries affected: 41
Flooding in southern and central areas of the country, a cyclone in the north, the escalation of regional conflicts, particularly in the disputed Sool region, a significant upsurge in the displacement crisis and continued evictions compounded the humanitarian situation in the first half of the year. Major diseases such as acute watery diarrhoea (AWD), began to decrease due to WASH and Health sector control measures; while malaria is on the increase.
Peace and reconciliation conference to end Gedeo-Guji IDPs crisis
Since the Commitment to Action1 was signed by the Secretary-General and eight United Nations Principals (and endorsed by the World Bank and the International Organization for Migration) at the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016, much progress has been made in advancing and operationalizing the New Way of Working (NWOW) and strengthening humanitarian development collaboration as envisioned in the Agenda for Humanity.
• Resilience building key to ending need.
• Achievements in the first half of 2018
• Brussels hosts Somalia Partnership Forum
• Humanitarian access challenges persist.
• More resources needed to boost humanitarian response.
• The Response Plan revised
Resilience building key to ending need
OVERVIEW OF THE CONTINUING CRISIS