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07 Jan 2018 description
Amidst a drought emergency, 83 per cent of the 23,002 suspected measles cases were children under 10 years of age. The vaccination campaign will reach over 5 million children.
27 Dec 2017 description
In 2018, the nutrition cluster will continue to focus on life-saving and resilience-building activities amid an unprecedented drought.
19 Dec 2017 description
The extent of the growing humanitarian needs underlines the urgent requirement for investment in longer-term efforts to build Somalia’s structural resilience to climatic and humanitarian shocks.
07 Dec 2017 description
These critical funds, part of the Fund's second standard allocation this year, will support 30 famine prevention projects in some of the worst-affected areas across the country.
29 Nov 2017 description
Some 3.3 million of these will require urgent life-saving assistance in 2018 due to a combination of vulnerabilities resulting from drought-induced displacement, conflict and limited access to basic services.
25 Oct 2017 description
WHO and health authorities in Somalia are gearing up for a nationwide measles vaccination campaign through capacity building for surveillance officers, health staff and partners.
26 Sep 2017 description
A drastic increase in displacement this year due to drought is putting additional strain on scarce resources in existing and new IDP settlements.
14 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
UNICEF and partners have scaled up to respond to the critical nutrition situation reaching 160,744 children with life-saving therapeutic treatment for SAM to date
31 Aug 2017 description
Threat of famine, spikes in abductions and forced evictions, as well as conflict-related violations all contribute to protection risks for IDPs and the local population.
16 Aug 2017 description
WHO urgently requires US$ 6.8 million to scale up its response activities in Somalia and conduct a measles immunization campaign for 4.2 million children in November 2017.
11 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
The projected number of children who are, or will be, acutely malnourished has increased by 50 per cent since the beginning of the year to 1.4 million. The drought is also uprooting people, with 766,000 displaced since November 2016.
26 Jul 2017 description
WHO, UNICEF and national health authorities will launch a nation-wide measles campaign targeting 4.2 million children in November 2017, which requires US$14 million.
19 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
As humanitarians reach at least 10 million people each month in the 4 countries, UNICEF calls for further international efforts to save nearly 1.4 million children at imminent risk of death.
23 Jun 2017 description
Nearly four years after withdrawing its teams from Somalia, MSF has started providing support to Mudug Regional Hospital in Puntland region, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health.
09 Jun 2017 description
IOM intends to target six million drought-affected individuals from April to December 2017 across Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti with a combination of lifesaving and early recovery interventions.
05 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
Since the beginning of this year, more than 76,000 children have been treated for severe acute malnutrition and 1.5 million people had temporary access to safe drinking water.
21 May 2017 description
The campaign is targeting 125000 children aged 6 to 59 months from communities of internally displaced persons in Banadir and Afgoye.
04 May 2017 description
The humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate. Major disease outbreaks are spreading, with nearly 32,000 cases of AWD/Cholera and 5,600 suspected cases of measles since the beginning of 2017.
25 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
The Baidoa campaign is part of an effort to vaccinate about 110,000 displaced children under five across south-central Somalia, plus 250,000 children in Somaliland, by the end of May.
23 Apr 2017 description
A total of 4,988 cases has been reported as of 15 April, three times higher than reported during the same period last year. Of these, 52% are children under the age of five.