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07 Dec 2017 description

Light to moderate rainfall in localized areas of southern and central Somalia

07 Dec 2017 description

Humanitarian needs are on the rise due to limited rain, displacement, lack of access to basic services and continuing conflict. Over one million people have been displaced due to drought and conflict in 2017, nearly two-thirds of these are under age 18. Deyr rains have been poor and approximately 50 per cent below average in most areas. Urgent and more sustainable mid to longer-term investment in reducing risk and vulnerability is required.

06 Dec 2017 description
report Mercy Corps

For nearly a year, relentless conflict and natural disaster have put more than 20 million people in four countries across Africa and the Middle East at risk of starvation. For just as long, Mercy Corps has been dedicated to helping people in the hardest-hit communities survive, meet their emergency needs and build a foundation for eventual recovery.

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06 Dec 2017 description

East Africa’s economic growth is among the fastest in the world and its countries are becoming increasingly integrated and interdependent. USAID supports regional institutions, including the East African Community (EAC), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and their member states to address issues that require collaboration between countries.

06 Dec 2017 description

Mogadishu, 5 December 2017. During the Somalia Partnership Forum in Mogadishu on 5th December, the Federal Government of Somalia presented findings of the Drought Impact and Needs Assessment (DINA) it has carried out in Somalia, with the support of the United Nations, the World Bank and the European Union. The DINA assessed the root causes and impact of recurrent droughts, and has found damages amounting to USD 1.02 billion and losses estimated at USD 2.23 billion.

06 Dec 2017 description

Districts in the region remain as a new home to many persons affected by prolonged drought and road restrictions by extremist groups around Garbahaarey and Baardheere districts, which are key areas for pastoral communities who have since migrated to more urban locations in search of food, water and other necessity of livelihoods. There has been a reported increase, with Baardheere, Doolow and Belet Xaawo receiving the highest numbers, there are reports of movement into riverine villages due to availability of water, pasture and fodder.

06 Dec 2017 description


  • There were 398 new arrivals and 186 exits at the Baidoa checkpoints this week. The key driving factors for displacement into the IDP sites, as usual, were insecurity and lack of food, and while those leaving cited management of their farms.

06 Dec 2017 description

New publication launched: Local Humanitarian Action in Practice – Case Studies and Reflections of Local Humanitarian Actors

06 Dec 2017 description
report ACTED

The STREAM consortium provides access to sustainable livelihoods opportunities for households through cash transfers.

05 Dec 2017 description

Drought has gripped large parts of the Horn of Africa country this year and the UN says children face acute malnutrition

BOSASO, Somalia, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland declared a state of emergency on Tuesday and appealed for food and water because of shortages triggered by a severe drought.

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05 Dec 2017 description

15,000 people displaced every day inside African countries, according to new IDMC report

IDMC's director calls on the development sector to join humanitarians in preventing and reducing internal displacement and finding long-term solutions for the millions of people affected

As the world focuses its attention on preventing irregular migration and protecting refugees coming out of Africa, the displacement that happens behind its own borders persists at an alarming rate.

05 Dec 2017 description
report ACTED

Creating sustainable access to water through repair of water sources

The ongoing drought in most parts of Somalia has led to severe depletion of livestock herds and resulted in increased urban migration of people in search of food and water. When the drought hit the region, many families lost their livelihoods and access to food and clean water was limited.

05 Dec 2017 description


  • Light to moderate Deyr rains in October point to the likelihood of a fourth consecutive poor rainy season and further deterioration of the food security situation until at least early 2018.

  • WFP requires USD 215 million in order to continue providing relief assistance and lifesaving nutrition services to the most vulnerable people throughout the country for the next six months (November 2017-April 2018)

Operational Updates

04 Dec 2017 description


2017 gu season cereal production was 37% below average – following 50% and 70% falls in production due to drought during the 2016 gu and deyr seasons, respectively.

3.3 million
People face severe acute food insecurity (IPC phases 3 and 4)

3 million
Almost 50% of people experiencing stressed to emergency levels of food insecurity are rural. 3 out of 4 people facing famine are rural.

860 000
People displaced due to drought since January 2017

03 Dec 2017 description

Mogadishu, 1 January 2018: The Deputy Special Representative of the SecretaryGeneral, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Mr Peter de Clercq, has expressed deep concern over reports of the unannounced destruction of internally displaced persons (IDPs) settlements, along with humanitarian infrastructure, in K13, Kahda District of Banadir, Mogadishu.

03 Dec 2017 description
report UN News Service

1 décembre 2017 – L'ONU a réclamé vendredi 22,5 milliards de dollars pour soutenir les personnes touchées par les conflits et les catastrophes dans le monde en 2018.

Un appel record que les Nations Unies justifient par le fait que 136 millions de personnes auront besoin d'une assistance humanitaire dans 26 pays.

03 Dec 2017 description

Mogadishu, 3 December 2017: The Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Peter de Clercq has welcomed the State of Qatar’s commitment to partner with Somalia amid growing calls for a new approach where sustained humanitarian action is complemented by long-term efforts to build the country’s resilience. Mr. de Clercq was addressing participants at the workshop for Qatar Humanitarian and Development partners on the Somalia Resilience and Recovery Framework held in Mogadishu on 2 December 2017.

01 Dec 2017 description

I’m really thrilled to be here today to launch the Global Humanitarian Overview for 2018 This is the world’s most comprehensive, authoritative, and sophisticated assessment of humanitarian need in the year ahead.

It is based on data gathered from hundreds of different sources, including from hundreds of thousands of face-to-face interviews with people affected by humanitarian crises across the 30 or 40 countries where we expect to need to deliver a humanitarian response in 2018.