There are 80 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Somalia, as of 14 April, with five fatalities and two recoveries recorded. Local transmissions will strain the already-weak healthcare system in the country. In Gedo, those displaced last month1 have been able to return home. The Gu rainy season (Apr-Jun) has started with moderate-to-heavy showers in several regions; intensified rains could trigger flooding, especially if the Shabelle and Juba Rivers burst. It is likely that there will be an increase of acute watery diarrhoea cases. In the midst of the rains and the virus outbreak, an alarming desert locust infestation continues, with new swarms breeding in the north-east.Locusts have and will decimate food crops and pasture.
The 2020 Humanitarian Response Plan is 12 per cent funded with US$127.1 received of $1.03 billion requested.
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