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United Nations-coordinated Appeals

FUNDING REQUIRED $25.20B

FUNDING RECEIVED $11.97B

UNMET REQUIREMENTS $13.23B

COVERAGE 47.5%

PEOPLE IN NEED 135.3 M

PEOPLE TO RECEIVE AID 97.9 M

COUNTRIES AFFECTED 41

Global Humanitarian Funding

FUNDING RECEIVED $17.98B

UN-COORDINATED APPEALS $11.97B

OTHER FUNDING $6.01B

Global Appeal Status

05 Nov 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Aid agencies step up livelihood, resilience support
  • Conflict related displacement spikes in Lower Shabelle
  • Evictions continue in Mogadishu
  • Major disease outbreaks contained
  • Polio immunization continues
  • Mental health care must be prioritized
  • Sustained funding needed to support the aid operation

Aid agencies step up livelihood, resilience support

05 Nov 2018 description

An upsurge in insecurity and conflict has triggered a new wave of displacement in the Lower Shabelle region of South West State. According to UNHCR-led Protection and Return Monitoring Network (PRMN), more than 34,000 people have fled the area since the beginning of August, joining thousands of others who fled earlier in 2018 or before due to conflict, drought and floods, in which the majority are women and children.

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01 Nov 2018 description

The overall food security situation in Somalia continues to improve, but the number of people who are food insecure – 4.6 million – is still above the pre-crisis level from two years ago. Compared to last year, the total number of people in need (PIN) for humanitarian assistance has reduced from 6.2 million people in 2018 to 4.2 million projected for 2019. This reduction is a result of three factors: improvement of the humanitarian situation, a more focused definition of humanitarian needs; and calculation of people in need beyond food security and nutrition data.

30 Oct 2018 description

The importance of flexible funding

More than any other form of support, flexible funding is critical to OCHA’s ability to help humanitarian partners save and protect lives anywhere in the world, whenever needs arise.

In delivering its coordination mandate, OCHA relies primarily on almost 2,000 staff members who work with thousands of United Nations (UN), national and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), Governments and regional organization partners in some 60 countries.

25 Oct 2018 description

US$51 million in coordinated allocations from OCHA managed pooled funds – the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and the Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF) – have helped humanitarian partners in Somalia deliver critical life-saving assistance for millions of people affected by prolonged drought and seasonal flooding.

18 Oct 2018 description

In Somalia, primary school enrollment ratio is among world’s lowest. A stunning 70 per cent school-age children are out of school. That is 3 million of 4.4 million children. The numbers are grimmer in rural areas or IDPs settlements, where only 17 per cent of children are enrolled in primary schools. According to the Somalia Education cluster, education gaps and needs are largely a consequence of lack of adequate learning facilities, teachers, basic emergency teaching and learning materials, but also insecurity, lack of food and water and limited sanitation facilities.