Provision of humanitarian assistance continued across Somalia, including response to AWD/cholera, drought and flooding. During the first five months of 2016, an estimated 530,900 people were reached with food assistance, 177,500 people with activities aimed at building livelihoods, while 464,400 people received livelihood seasonal inputs such as seeds, tools, fishing equipment, irrigation vouchers and livestock distribution and vaccination. Nearly 120,000 malnourished children under age 5 were admitted into the nutrition programme. Over one million Somalis received basic health services, while 848,200 people were provided with temporary and sustainable access to safe water. Over 80,000 people were assisted with safe sanitation and nearly 400,000 people reached with hygiene promotion activities. Nearly 88,100 people were reached with protection services, while education partners reached 88,700 learners with teaching activities and school feeding programmes. Over 56,300 people benefited from improved housing, land and property rights.
Assistance to people affected by flooding in Belet Weyne district, Hiraan region also continued. Nearly 80 per cent of the 70,000 people displaced by flooding in Belet Weyne district, Hiraan region have returned to their homes. Humanitarian partners rehabilitated damaged infrastructure, including repairs of broken river embankment to mitigate the impact of floods in the future. Since January 2016, more than 10,000 cases of AWD/cholera have been reported in southern and central Somalia. Cases and related deaths have declined in the past few weeks but the hardest hit districts such as Bu’aale, Kismayo and Sakow continue to report cases. Some $1.9 million has been allocated from the UN Central Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) towards AWD/cholera response.
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