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11 Jun 2018 description

Highlights

• 216 health facilities across Somalia submitted weekly reports of epidemic-prone diseases in the electronic early warning disease surveillance (EWARN) system in week 22.

• Total number of consultations decreased from 62,876 in week 21 to 59,673 in week 22.

• A total of 4,231 alerts were received. 159 of these alerts were confirmed as true alerts1 .

11 Jun 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• A total of 396 new cases AWD/cholera were reported in week 22 compared to 357 week 21.

• 47% (186) cases were reported from flood affected regions of Lower Shabelle and Lower Jubba regions

• 1 new death were reported in week 22 compared to 4 deaths reported in week 21

• The AWD/Cholera death reported in week 22 occurred in Banadir.

• A cumulative total of 4,300 cases including 28 deaths have been reported since December 2017

11 Jun 2018 description

The humanitarian situation in Somalia remains challenging in 2018. After a prolonged drought in 2016 and 2017, the above-average Gu rains have had devastating impact in some parts of the country. Flash floods and riverine flooding has been reported in several areas, including the Banadir region, Hirshabelle, Jubaland, Galmuduug, and the South West states. Evictions of IDPs are on the rise, while the benefits of the rainy season are yet to translate into a significantly improved food security situation across the country.

11 Jun 2018 description

Famine was averted in Somalia in 2017, thanks to the rapid mobilisation of resources and scaled-up response. By the end of 2017, donors had collectively contributed or pledged $1.32 billion, channelled either through the projects included in the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) or projects outside of the HRP.

09 Jun 2018 description

Norway will provide a further NOK 30 million to alleviate the situation in Somalia. The funds will be channelled through the Somalia Humanitarian Fund, which is administered by the UN, and through Save the Children Norway and Norwegian Church Aid.

'Over the last year, Somalia has been severely affected by drought. Now, the population has been hit by flash floods and river flooding. The authorities and humanitarian actors are doing their best to respond to the situation. It is important that Norway also does its part,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

07 Jun 2018 description

Situation Overview

There has been a significant reduction in rainfall levels in the Juba and Shabelle river basins in Somalia and the Ethiopian highlands over the last two weeks, with most areas receiving only light rainfall, if any.

07 Jun 2018 description

Highlights

• 228 health facilities across Somalia submitted weekly reports of epidemic-prone diseases in the electronic early warning disease surveillance (EWARN) system in week 21.

• Total number of consultations increased from 50,749 in week 20 to 62,876 in week 21.

• A total of 4,449 alerts were received. 303 of these alerts were confirmed as true alerts1 .

06 Jun 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• A total of 357 new cases of suspected AWD/cholera were reported in week 21 compared to 267 and 2 deaths cases in week 20.

• A total of 4 new suspected cholera deaths were reported from Banadir (1) and Lower Jubba (3).

• A cumulative total of 3,904cases including 27 deaths have been reported since December 2017

• The new AWD/cholera cases reported in Beletweyne started in December 2017. All the new outbreaks in Banadir, Kismayo,
Jowhar ,Bulobarde and Afgoye started in 2018

05 Jun 2018 description
report Oxfam

According to FEWSNET, rainfall has been above average over broad areas of Somalia, Eastern and Southern Ethiopia and nearly all of Kenya. The strong performance of seasonal rains has contributed to a continuation of timely and well-distributed rains that had already resulted in seasonal rainfall surpluses across much of the region. Heavy rainfall has persisted across much of East Africa since March, with rainfall totaling more than 200 percent of average in many areas.

05 Jun 2018 description
report IRIN

After enduring a year of drought and then the heaviest rainfall in over three decades, more than 750,000 Somalis must now figure out how to secure food and shelter and deal with emerging health risks. Last month, Somalia’s government and the UN appealed for $80 million to help people affected by flooding in the south and centre of the country.

04 Jun 2018 description
report ACTED

When a drought ravaged Fatima Moalim’s village, she left her farmland and home behind. Now, she lives in Sarman camp for internally displaced people in the outskirts of Baidoa. Poor hygiene practices, lack of clean water and absence of proper sanitation all pose a great challenge to many displaced communities in Somalia. Good hygiene and sanitation is critical to keep diseases such as diarrhea and cholera from spreading.

03 Jun 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cyclone Sagar leaves a trail of destruction

  • Flooding worsens fragile humanitarian situation

  • Some IDPs in Baidoa return to take advantage of the Gu rains.

  • Pooled funds boost response but gaps remain

Cyclone Sagar leaves trail of destruction

31 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Over 770,000 people have been affected and 230,000 displaced due to ongoing severe floods along the Juba and Shabelle river basins. The floods have critically impacted crops, shelters and critical service infrastructure, including water, health, nutrition and education facilities. The increased risk of water-borne communicable diseases remains a major threat, especially acute watery diarrhoea (AWD)/cholera.

30 May 2018 description

Heavy rains and flooding have continued to compound an already fragile humanitarian situation in the southern and central parts of Somalia, worsening conditions for communities who recently endured a long period of drought (OCHA 25/05/2018). The floods have resulted in the destruction of homes, critical infrastructure, latrines, and the loss of livestock and crops. There is need for shelter and NFIs, as well as WASH assistance.

Anticipated scope and scale

28 May 2018 description

Highlights

  • In 2018, humanitarian organisation in Somalia estimated approximately 6.2M to be need of some kind of protection and humanitarian assistance. This equates to about half the total population of Somalia.

  • Of this 6.2M, humanitarian actors have targeted to reach 5.4M.

25 May 2018 description

Situation Overview

The past week has seen a reduction in rainfall activity across Somalia and in the Ethiopian highlands, according to FAO-managed Somalia Water and Land Information Management (SWALIM). However, river levels remain high with flooding continuing along the Shabelle, while water levels are reducing down the Juba River, according to SWALIM. In Belet Weyne town and surrounding areas in Hirshabelle state, flood waters are receding while in Bulo Burto and Jalalasqi flooding levels have increased.

24 May 2018 description
report World Vision

Thousands of people remain in urgent need of food, clean water, health services and essential household items along the north-western coastline of Somaliland in the wake of last Saturday’s Cyclone Sagar, the strongest storm that has ever made landfall in this part of the country. Hundreds are homeless, 47 deaths have been reported and a massive number of livestock have been killed.