Somalia: Humanitarian Dashboard - November (issued on 15 January 2014)



The humanitarian crisis in Somalia remains one of the largest and most complex in the world with climatic shocks, armed conflict and protracted displacement. While over 3.2 million people still require humanitarian assistance, humanitarian access remains extremely challenging.

In November, a tropical storm hit the Puntland coast and parts of Somaliland. The most affected areas were Bandarbayla, Dangoroyo and Eyl in Puntland and Awdal, Sanaag and Woqooyi Galbeed in Somaliland. Local authorities and humanitarian partners spearheaded response to provide assistance to the affected people. A needs assessment led by Puntland authorities and humanitarian partners was carried out to get a cross sectional understanding of the impact of the storm. Puntland authorities are expected to release the results of this assessment soon.


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