Relatively good 2014 Deyr rains, improved flow of commercial goods to southern and central Somalia and concerted humanitarian assistance helped prevent the worsening of the humanitarian situation. Despite the improvement, 731,000 Somalis are still unable to meet their minimum food needs and 2.3 million will face difficulties meeting their basic food needs over the next six months, bringing the number of people in need to 3 million.
The 2015 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), requests US$863 million to address the needs of 2.76 million Somalis assessed to be in need of humanitarian aid. In line with the three-year (2013-2015) humanitarian strategy, the response plan focuses on life-saving assistance, improved protection and strengthening resilience activities.
Responding to these needs, food security partners reached 329,000 people with activities aimed at building livelihoods and 395,000 with food assistance focusing mainly on people in crisis and emergency. Since the start of the Deyr season in August, 2.4 million people were reached with livelihood seasonal inputs including seeds, tools, fishing equipment, irrigation vouchers, livestock redistribution and livestock vaccination. About 26,000 children were treated for acute malnutrition while education partners reached 29,000 children with teaching activities and school feeding programmes. The protection cluster reached 1,800 people with protection activities. A further 129,000 beneficiaries have been reached with basic health services throughout Somalia while more than 57,000 people were provided with temporary and sustainable access to safe water.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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