Somalia + 3 more

Somalia - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #4, Fiscal Year (FY) 2018



  • Tropical Cyclone Sagar affects an estimated 228,800 people

  • Above-average rainfall, humanitarian assistance improve food security conditions in Somalia

  • UN increases estimated number of IDPs to 2.6 million people


  • Between April and early June, heavy seasonal rainfall resulted in widespread flooding across Somalia, with riverine and flash floods affecting approximately 830,000 people and displacing an estimated 290,000 individuals, according to the UN. In addition, Tropical Cyclone Sagar made landfall over northwestern Somalia on May 19, affecting an estimated 228,800 people and resulting in more than 50 deaths.

  • Despite cyclone- and flood-related damage, above-average seasonal rainfall and large-scale deliveries of assistance have contributed to significant improvements in food security in many areas of Somalia that were previously affected by drought. The rainfall has supported pasture regeneration, and overall average harvests in July and above-average off-season agricultural production in September will likely improve access to food. Some populations, however, continue to require emergency food assistance, particularly internally displaced persons (IDPs) and poor pastoralists in northwestern Somalia.