OCHA Somalia ‐ Fact Sheet, October 2012

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 31 Oct 2012


  • Population: 7.5 million (UNDP 2005)

  • Average life expectancy: 51 years (UNDP Human Development Report 2011)

  • Population in need of assistance: 2.12 million (FSNAU,
    August, 2012)

  • Total number of IDPs: 1.36 million* (UNHCR, August 2012)

*Based in part on January 2012 estimates of number of IDPs in the Afgooye Corridor and Mogadishu, the number of IDPs is likely to be revised soon.

OCHA in Somalia

A fully‐fledged OCHA Somalia office was established in 2003 following the creation of a UN Coordination Unit in 1999. OCHA’s funding, coordination and information units provide services and support to coordination activities. Of OCHA Somalia’s 75 staff members, 31 are based in Somalia, including nine international staff. The remaining staff are located in the Nairobi Support Office in Kenya.

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