Supporting life-saving, coordinated and effective response
The humanitarian situation in Somalia deteriorated in 2016 due to protracted conflict and prolonged drought conditions in most parts of the country. By December 2016, the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance had reached 5 million, a 28 per cent increase from 3.9 million in February.
The SHF played an instrumental role in responding to humanitarian needs by allocating US$29 million through 107 projects to 38 humanitarian partners. The SHF allocation rounds enabled partners to respond to drought conditions in Somaliland and Puntland early in the year and at the end of 2016; to acute watery diarrhoea (AWD)/ cholera outbreaks; and to provide assistance to internally displaced people in Kismayo, Baidoa and Mogadishu.
In addition, the Fund’s targeted reserve allocations were a vital enabler of humanitarian response in critical moments across the country and for various activities.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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