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21 Jan 2019 description
This year's response plan targets 81 percent of 4.2 million people in need across the country, with a new approach focusing on life-saving assistance, nutrition, protection and resilience.
03 Jan 2019 description
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management called on aid agencies to prioritize life-saving assistance, along with development, recovery and resilience initiatives.
10 Dec 2018 description
2.6 million people are displaced within Somalia. Drought, competition for resources and poor living conditions have fueled fighting in rural areas, and pushed people towards Mogadishu.
07 Dec 2018 description
report ACT Alliance
The favourable rainfall during 2018 has helped end the shortage of water, but the adverse impacts of the severe drought persist, especially among shepherds who lost animals and IDPs.
04 Dec 2018 description
The UN and its partners aim to assist 93.6 million of the most vulnerable with food, shelter, health care, emergency education, protection and other basic assistance, according to the GHO.
01 Nov 2018 description
report REACH Initiative
An assessment by REACH finds that food remains the most pressing humanitarian need reported by the residents of Dadaab, one of the biggest refugee camp complexes of the world.
01 Nov 2018 description
The largest number of people displaced by fighting and insecurity in October were from Lower Shabelle region, followed by Hiran, Bay and other regions.
18 Oct 2018 description
In a country where only 30 per cent of school-aged children attend classes, the Somalia Humanitarian Fund is helping train teachers and increase enrollment rates in southwestern Somalia.
20 Sep 2018 description
Civil conflicts and displacement remain the key drivers of food insecurity in East Africa and the Near East, whereas dry-weather conditions reduced cereal outputs in Southern Africa, says FAO.
12 Sep 2018 description
Worldwide, there were about 5.2 million new internal displacements associated with conflict and violence in the first half of 2018. More than 1.7 million of these occurred in Ethiopia and Somalia.
10 Sep 2018 description
report Save the Children
Save the Children estimates 4,500,000 children under-five will need treatment for life-threatening malnutrition this year in the most dangerous conflict zones, an increase of nearly 20% since 2016.
02 Sep 2018 description
Despite improvements, there are pressing humanitarian needs, according to findings from the post-Gu seasonal assessment conducted across Somalia in June and July 2018.
28 Aug 2018 description
More than 204,000 people were forcibly removed from their homes this year, nearly double the same period last year, with many people made homeless multiple times.
17 Aug 2018 description
Donors helped the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to achieve record-level funding of $514.6 million, ensuring delivery of urgent aid to millions of people in desperate need.
07 Aug 2018 description
The response plan, developed with regional and country level partners, is a migrant-focused humanitarian and development strategy, targeting 81,000 vulnerable people.
01 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
In the first half of 2018, the humanitarian situation in Somalia remained grave due to residual impacts of drought, ongoing displacement, conflict and seasonal floods.
26 Jul 2018 description
For every $1 FAO spent on early interventions in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia in early 2017, each family saw benefits worth up to $9 due to fewer animals dying of hunger and disease.
19 Jul 2018 description
ECW invested US$82 million in 14 crisis-hit countries from April 2017 to March 2018, reaching some of the most vulnerable children affected by conflict and natural disasters.
15 Jul 2018 description
Opportunities now exist to implement longer-term investment strategies and to build-up the country’s resilience to the recurrent shocks, writes the head of OCHA Somalia.
28 Jun 2018 description
report World Vision
World Vision report calls on the international and national decision-makers to better protect children who have been displaced due to humanitarian crises and fragility.