Somalia: Humanitarian Dashboard - June 2017 (issued on 18 July 2017)

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 18 Jul 2017 View Original


Severe drought in parts of the country continues due to poor performance of Gu rains. The rains were late and short with rainfall totals more than 50 per cent below average in the worst-affected areas. While the Gu rains provided respite in some areas, reduced crop yields are expected and the high level of asset loss cannot be easily offset. With the timely support of donors who have provided US$767 million, humanitarians have massively scaled up response in coordination with authorities across Somalia. Scaled up support through the rest of 2017 will be necessary to prevent worsening food insecurity and protect livelihoods. Some clusters such as Food Security, Health and WASH have already scaled back activities due to lack of adequate funding. Some 2.5 million people have been reached with food and safety nets in June down from 2.7 million in May. Much of the food assistance is through cash programming. Over 18.5 million heads of livestock have been treated against diseases, benefiting 2.8 million people. AWD/cholera cases continue to be reported, especially in Somaliland, overall the situation is increasingly under control although the Case Fatality Rate of 1.5 per cent remains above the 1 per cent emergency threshold.
While some clusters have sustained current levels of response, others such as WASH, have scaled back due to lack of funding.
Additional funding is needed to sustain the response.

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