The drought situation in Somalia is rapidly deteriorating. Over 6.2 million people, more than half of the population, are in need of humanitarian assistance. Some 3 million people now need urgent life-saving assistance, compared to 1.1 million in September 2016. Without a massive and urgent scale up of humanitarian assistance, famine could soon be a reality in the worst drought-affected areas.
To help humanitarian partners deliver the most urgently needed assistance, more than US$35 million has been allocated from humanitarian pooled funds since December 2016: $17.3 million from the Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF) and $18 million from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). An integrated approach to allocations from these life-saving Funds helps partners deliver a stronger collective response and ensures maximum impact of limited resources.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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