OCHA Somalia - Humanitarian Access Update 01, 30 June 2012

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 30 Jun 2012


Risks associated with the delivery of humanitarian assistance remain high in South Central Somalia. Further, on‐going military operations and sporadic clashes make access difficult. Specifically Bay, Bakool and Lower Shabelle saw an increase in incidents during June. Puntland experienced some increased tensions related to Al‐Shabaab moving to the Galgal Mountains. In Somaliland, UN imposed travel restrictions in parts of Sool due to a security incident.

UN mission composed of WHO and UNDSS, visited Hudur town and managed to deliver some emergency medical supplies. The mission stayed for three days and during their stay 12 people were assisted with minor surgery and over 300 people were medically attended to. The assistance from WHO was highly welcomed by the local community and authority in Hudur town. The town had been under siege from Al‐Shabaab for the last three months. (Excerpt)

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