Somalia

Humanitarian Dashboard - Somalia, March 2012

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SITUATION OVERVIEW

  • About 2.51 million people are still in crisis in Somalia, according to FSNAU/FEWSNET analysis of April 2012. Approximately 52% are in the South, including Banadir.

  • This is an improvement from the severe food insecurity situation realized in 2011, when 4 million people were food insecure.

  • However, forecasts of insufficient rains in Somalia threaten to reverse gains made since last year. Nonetheless, preparations for Gu rains agricultural activities are on-going.

  • Clusters are preparing for anticipated AWD/cholera outbreaks expected with the Gu rains in April.

  • So far, the CAP is 21% funded. However, six of the nine clusters have received less than 5% of requested funding.

  • The Agriculture and Livelihood and Food Assistance clusters merged to form the Food Security Cluster.

  • The Kenyan Defense Forces has been integrated into AMISOM, formally ending its Operation Linda Nchi.

  • Fighting was reported towards in March between TFG/AMISOM forces and Al Shabaab in Mogadishu’s Daynille district, as well as parts of Bay and Juba.

  • About 38,000 movements were reported in March in Somalia according to UNHCR. About 5,000 people were displaced within Gedo region following clashes between Ethiopian, Kenya and Al Shabaab forces.

  • Many IDPs in Somalia lack basic shelter facilities, according to a recent assessment.

  • Prepositioning of response items is on-going in Mogadishu due to anticipated displacement from Afgooye.

  • A leading radio and web journalist was killed on 4 March 2012 in Gaalkayo, Mudug region, raising the number of journalists killed in 2012 to three.

  • Save the Children was banned from operating in areas controlled by Al Shabaab on 13 March 2012.

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