Somalia: Cash Snapshot (June 2017)
Somalia is facing a prolonged drought which has left 6.7 million people - more than half the population of the country - in need of humanitarian assistance. While rains have provided relief in some areas, the Gu rainy season was shorter than normal and generally poor in large parts of the country, including Bakool and northern Bay regions. An elevated risk of famine persists, partly due to severe food consumption gaps, high acute malnutrition and high disease burden.
In May, NGO and UN partners reached an estimated 3 million people with cash and vouchers, up from 2.4 million in April. A total of US$48 million in cash and vouchers was received by affected people in May.
Cash-based programming has reached 55 per cent of the 5.5 million people targeted in the revised 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan.
The Food Security Cluster continues to scale up with 2.4 million people reached in May (up from 2.2 million in April), 604,000 people received cash and vouchers for WASH, 124,000 received multi-purpose cash and 43,000 received cash for education.
The Cash Working Group continues to monitor market functioning and has confirmed that Cash-based interventions remain feasible across Somalia. The latest products for cash ia available at: (http://www.cashlearning.org/somalia)
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