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17 Jan 2018 description
The number of Somalis on the brink of famine has grown tenfold in a year. An estimated 1.2 million children are projected to be malnourished in 2018, 232,000 of whom will face life-threatening severe acute malnutrition.
15 Jan 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch
The Islamist armed group has threatened and abducted civilians in Somalia's Bay region to force communities to hand over their children for indoctrination and military training.
11 Jan 2018 description
The children and their families need urgent support, including health and nutrition services, safe water and sanitation, and education and psychosocial assistance.
09 Jan 2018 description
The Somalia NGO Consortium strongly condemns the forced evictions and large-scale destruction of settlements for IDPs. More than 5,807 households in Km13 were made homeless.
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.
01 Jan 2018 description
UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Mr. Peter de Clercq, bemoaned the unannounced destruction. Over 23 IDP settlements, housing over 4,000 IDP households, were destroyed.
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.
10 Dec 2017 description
While the majority of civilian casualties during the reporting period were caused by Al Shabaab and other non-state actors, a smaller number were attributed to state security actors and AMISOM.
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.
27 Nov 2017 description
The NRC notes a spike in the number of families fleeing aerial bombardment and ground fighting in the Middle and Lower Shabelle regions who are arriving to overcrowded camps in Mogadishu.
17 Nov 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund
The humanitarian situation is rapidly deteriorating in the Horn of Africa as a result of the drought and three consecutive failed rains. In Somalia, risk of famine remains.
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.
18 Oct 2017 description
Medics who rushed to help victims of a huge bomb explosion in Mogadishu that killed more than 300 people say the country's threadbare emergency services have been pushed beyond their limit.
18 Oct 2017 description
Half the population - more than 6.2 million people - now need humanitarian assistance, half of whom are in a crisis situation, and 388,000 children under the age of five are acutely malnourished.
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.
24 Sep 2017 description
The assessment and framework will be a vital first step in enabling Somalia to transition from humanitarian intervention towards sustainable recovery and disaster preparedness.
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.