In 2015, acute humanitarian needs persisted in Somalia and require urgent attention to avert millions of vulnerable people from sliding back into crisis. An estimated 4.9 million people are in need of lifesaving and livelihoods support. In spite of the challenging operating environment, partners reached nearly 2.5 million people with urgent life-saving assistance. More than $605 million was received for humanitarian response in Somalia in 2015. This includes $374 million (43 per cent) of the $863 million requested for the 2015 HRP.
On 19 January, the humanitarian community launched the prioritized Humanitarian Response Plan for 2016 seeking USD $885 million to reach 3.5 million people with urgent life-saving assistance. The plan seeks to reduce preventable deaths, provide basic services, strengthen protection of vulnerable people, including internally displaced, and help people cope with shocks.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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