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07 Dec 2018 description

The humanitarian crisis in Somalia continues to be driven by conflict, recurrent climatic shocks, and political and socioeconomic challenges. Access to basic services remains restricted and protection risks high. An estimated 2.6 million people are displaced. One third of Somalis (4.2 million) will require humanitarian assistance and protection in 2019. Some 1.5 million people are acutely food insecure in Emergency (IPC4) or Crisis (IPC Phase 3); and some 2 million in Stress (IPC 2).

01 Oct 2018 description

The overall food security situation in Somalia has improved due to above average Gu rainfall (April-June) and sustained humanitarian response. Similarly, the nutrition situation has marginally improved. Despite these improvements, high levels of vulnerability persists.

05 Sep 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Food security improving, but nutrition levels remain critical.

• Rise in forced evictions raises concern

• Children < 5 targeted in nationwide polio campaign

• Somalia marks World Humanitarian Day

• SHF releases $7.5million for the north

Food security improving, nutrition situation remains worrying

13 Aug 2018 description

The favourable weather conditions brought about by the Gu rains (April-June) have had a relatively positive impact on livestock conditions, water, pasture availability in Somalia. This, combined with a large-scale humanitarian assistance, have improved the food security situation in Somalia, breaking the downward trend which has emerged during the last two years. The gains are, however, still fragile.

31 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Resilience building key to ending need.

• Achievements in the first half of 2018

• Brussels hosts Somalia Partnership Forum

• Humanitarian access challenges persist.

• More resources needed to boost humanitarian response.

• The Response Plan revised

Resilience building key to ending need

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

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.

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.

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

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.

21 May 2018 description
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KEY ISSUES:

• Despite ongoing conflict, humanitarian access to parts of Al-Wazi’iyah and Mawza districts in Taizz Governorate has improved, including from Aden and Al-Turbah City.

• Hundreds of families have fled military operations in Altuhayat District, Al Hudaydah Governorate, with an estimated 705 arriving in Zabid and Al-Garrahi districts.

• Heavy rains affected several governorates in the southern coastal areas as Cyclone Sagar passed the Gulf of Aden, but minimal damage was reported.