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23 Oct 2017 description

Mogadishu hosts the largest estimated protracted internally displaced population in Somalia, mainly living in informal IDP sites across the city. According to the Joint IDP Profiling Service (JIPS) 2016 profiling activity, findings show that during the last three years, the majority of IDPs have shifted from more central districts in Mogadishu to districts in the periphery of the city, which stands in contrast to previous studies carried out in Mogadishu.

23 Oct 2017 description



Consumer Price Index (CPI) remained stable (4%) in Northeast and declined mildly (3%) in the Southern regions but increased mildly in Central and Northwest (30%) in September 2017 month-on-month.

The CPI rose (8-20%) annually due to increases in cereal prices.

Exchange rate:

23 Oct 2017 description


Karan rains persisted in the Northwest regions, while Hagaa showers were confined in the coastal regions of Shebelle’s, Juba’s and parts of Bay. Northeastern regions also recieved moderate to heavy rainfall during the first two dekads of September whereas Central regions remained largely dry. Field reports indicate localized rainfall in Bakool, Gedo and Hiran.

23 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

The intervention is part of the €50 million RE-INTEG Programme and promotes durable solutions for 26,600 people displacement affected community members in South West State of Somalia, including those affected by the drought.

22 Oct 2017 description

Bossaso, 17 October 2017 - Canab Mumin Farax fled Mogadishu 16 years ago at the height of the civil war that was triggered by the collapse of the Siad Barre regime. Today she lives with her family in a temporary settlement camp in the Puntland city of Bossaso.

21 Oct 2017 description

Deyr rains perform poorly in early October in southern and central Somalia


  • The Deyr (October to December) season is delayed over southern and central Somalia, with rainfall totals less than 80 percent of average across many areas. In southeastern Ethiopia, rainfall has been average to slightly above average, but concentrated within 1-2 days of rainfall.

20 Oct 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

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.

20 Oct 2017 description

Moisture deficits in the Greater Horn of Africa could indicate delayed onset of seasonal rains

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly-distributed rainfall during August and early September has delayed crop development over parts of southern Burkina Faso and northern Ghana. Below-average rain is forecast next week, which further reduces the chance for recovery.

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.

19 Oct 2017 description


  • 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)

Operational Updates

19 Oct 2017 description


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


18 Oct 2017 description

UNHCR in 2017 – by the numbers

As of September 2017, UNHCR’s budget is at an historic high of $7.763 billion, which is currently 46% funded

This growth is concurrent with the unabated levels of global displacement, with 67.7 million people of concern to UNHCR worldwide.

The funding gap is widening, now standing at 54%. Based on indications received from donors and analysis of funding trends, UNHCR estimates the gap may reduce to 47% by year’s end.

18 Oct 2017 description

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.

18 Oct 2017 description

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.

18 Oct 2017 description
report Bond


This briefing has been been put together by a significant number of international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) under the leadership of Bond’s Humanitarian and Conflict Policy groups. These NGOs are either actively operational in these contexts or working to raise awareness in the UK of the challenges faced by people experiencing humanitarian disasters, conflict and upheaval.