Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia, 4 October - 5 November 2018 [EN/SO]

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 05 Nov 2018

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Aid agencies step up livelihood, resilience support
  • Conflict related displacement spikes in Lower Shabelle
  • Evictions continue in Mogadishu
  • Major disease outbreaks contained
  • Polio immunization continues
  • Mental health care must be prioritized
  • Sustained funding needed to support the aid operation

Aid agencies step up livelihood, resilience support

Thanks to the above-average 2018 Gu rains (April to June) and a sustained humanitarian response, harvests across the country were the best in nearly a decade. The number of food insecure people dropped from 6.7 million at the peak of the crisis in 2017 to 4.6 million by September this year. According to the FAO-led Somalia Water and Land Information Management (SWALIM), rainfall in October 2018 has been below average across most parts of Somalia. Rainfall performance in November and December will determine the impact of the Deyr season on food production. While there are considerable improvements in food security, the long-term impact of the 2017 drought on livelihoods has been substantial and will take several consecutive good rainy seasons for the affected communities to recover.

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