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22 Jul 2018 description

The Gu rainy season has ended and food security has improved significantly compared to the 2016/2017 drought.

Flooding (March-June) and cyclone Sagar (May) affected over one million persons and temporarily displaced 274,000 persons.

Monitoring agencies expect most IDPs will remain in need of emergency humanitarian assistance through 2018.

Major developments

We stand together with refugees

18 Jul 2018 description

General update

In response to the IDPs affected by the flood, CCCM partners in Baidoa provided sanitation materials in 80 IDP sites. The affected beneficiaries received wheelbarrows, spades, rakes gumboots, gloves and digging tools. Teams also mobilized communities to clean up their sites in which 290 beneficiaries volunteered.

18 Jul 2018 description

Humanitarian assistance and improved seasonal performance mitigate a deterioration in food security

KEY MESSAGES

15 Jul 2018 description

An Op Ed by Justin Brady, the Head of Office, UNOCHA Somalia

There is a proverb that says, “A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit.” The author of the proverb was underlying the importance of a strong foundation for future generations to build upon. In the past three decades, few such trees have been planted in Somalia, leaving its people as one of the most vulnerable in the world to climactic shocks, that have grown more frequent and severe due to a changing climate.

15 Jul 2018 description

Highlights
- 232 health facilities across Somalia submitted weekly reports of epidemic-prone diseases in the electronic early warning disease surveillance (EWARN) system in week 28.
- Total number of consultations increased from 51,625 in week 27 to 54,605 in week 28.
- A total of 307 alerts were received. 35 of these alerts were confirmed as true alerts in week 28.
- The highest numbers of diseases reported in week 28 were other acute diarrhoeas (2,306 cases), influenza like illness (1,245 cases) and severe acute respiratory illness (1,559 cases).

13 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tropical Cyclone Sagar affects an estimated 228,800 people

  • Above-average rainfall, humanitarian assistance improve food security conditions in Somalia

  • UN increases estimated number of IDPs to 2.6 million people

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

12 Jul 2018 description

Rainfall continues in the Sahel, no weather hazards reported over Africa

Africa Overview

Rainfall continues over the Sahel

12 Jul 2018 description

12 July 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 344 new cases of cholera, including one associated deaths for week 26 (25 June to 1 July) of 2018. There has been an increase of newly reported cases since week 23. The cumulative total of cases is 5,582, including 40 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.7%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017. Among them, 40% of the cases are below 2 years old.

11 Jul 2018 description

The European Union has released €89.5 million in humanitarian assistance to Somalia and Djibouti, as millions are grappling with the consequences of prolonged extreme weather conditions.

The funding comes ahead of the Somalia Partnership Forum co-hosted by the European Union taking place next week over 16-17 July.

11 Jul 2018 description

Highlights

• A total of 344 new cases AWD/cholera were reported in week 26 compared to 304 cases week 25.

• 33% (115) cases were reported from flood affected regions of Lower Shabelle and Lower Jubba regions

• 1 new death were reported in week 26 compared to 3 deaths reported in week 25

• The AWD/Cholera death reported in week 26 occurred in Banadir region.

• A cumulative total of 5,582 cases including 40 deaths have been reported since December 2017

10 Jul 2018 description
report Medair

Somalia was still reeling from a devastating two-year drought when the rains began. The heavy rainfall caused rivers to rise sharply and overflow their banks. In the worst-hit areas, farmland, infrastructure, and roads were destroyed by the floods. Making matters worse, thousands of cases of acute watery diarrhoea and cholera, malaria, and measles have been reported since the start of the year.

10 Jul 2018 description

New Zealand has approved $5.2 million in humanitarian funding to address significant humanitarian needs in South Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia.

The ongoing conflict in South Sudan, and prolonged drought, recent heavy rains and pockets of violence in Ethiopia and Somalia, have contributed to deeply concerning humanitarian situations in all three countries.

New Zealand's support will be delivered through the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in South Sudan and Somalia, and the UN World Food Programme in Ethiopia.

08 Jul 2018 description

Highlights

• A total of 224 health facilities submitted weekly reports of epidemic-prone diseases in week 27.

• Total number of consultations decreased from 55,343 in week 26 to 51,625 in week 27.

• A total of 257 alerts were received. 33 of these alerts were confirmed as true alerts in week 27.

• The highest numbers of diseases reported in week 27 were other acute diarrhoeas (2,486 cases), influenza like illness (1,342 cases) and severe acute respiratory illness (1,173 cases).

07 Jul 2018 description

Above-average rainfall received in the north, with increasing risk of early season floods

KEY MESSAGES

06 Jul 2018 description
report Oxfam

3 Million People displaced in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia by drought conditions

13.1 Million Food insecure people in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia

16 Million People affected by drought in the region

1 Million People affected by floods

Heavy rains and flooding have continued to compound an already fragile humanitarian situation and worsening conditions for communities who recently endured a long period of drought.

06 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Children at grave risk as violations spike.

  • Interview with outgoing DHC.

  • The Gu rainy season ends, but needs remain high.

  • Humanitarians step up vaccination campaigns.

  • Lack of funding hampers aid operation.

FIGURES

  • # of people in need 5.4m

  • # of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis (IPC Phases 3 &4) 2.m

  • # of people Emergency (IPC Phase 4) 0.5m

05 Jul 2018 description

Food security has improved significantly in many of the areas worst-affected by the 2016/17 drought, thanks to large-scale humanitarian assistance and improvement in seasonal performance1. Some 2.6 million people are now estimated to be internally displaced. Nearly 2,700 households are displaced following the armed standoff between the Somaliland and Puntland in Tukaraq, Sool region.

DISEASE OUTBREAKS

05 Jul 2018 description

5 July 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 304 new cases of cholera, including three associated deaths for week 25 (18 to 24 June) of 2018. The number of reported cases has increased compared to the previous week (292 cases). The cumulative total of cases is 5 329, including 39 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.7%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017.